This survey is a project of the Northern California Regional Land Trust (NCRLT), Local Food System's program. We are conducting this survey with the support of a California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Specialty Crop Block Grant to better understand consumer opinions about local foods. We are interested in your honest opinions; there are no "right" or "wrong" answers.
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If you have any questions, contact Maria Giovanni,


* 1. Local food can be defined several ways. Indicate your definition of “local food” by checking the response that best represents your opinion, or use the “other” space to describe your thoughts:

When answering the following questions, please consider “local food” to be food produced in your county and surrounding counties (e.g., North Valley region is Butte, Glenn, Tehama and surrounding counties) that can be found at a farmers’ markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), farm stand, community garden,home garden, food retailer or restaurant that sells or uses locally grown agricultural products.

* 2. Using the above definition, estimate how often you purchase the following food items from a LOCAL source? Please describe any "other" items.

  Once a Week Several Times a Month Once a Month Five to Six Times a Year Seldom or Never
Olive Oil
Nuts (raw)
Dairy, Cheese
Fresh-cut Flowers
Processed Nuts
Processed Foods (e.g. jam, dried fruit, olives)