Comparison of local versus conventional source WASD (food miles) for produce

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Produce Type

Locally Grown
WASD (miles)

Conventional Source Estimation
WASD (miles)

Apples

61

1,726

Beans

65

1,313

Broccoli

20

1,846

Cabbage

50

719

Carrots

27

1,838

Corn, Sweet

20

1,426

Garlic

31

1,811

Lettuce

43

1,823

Onions

35

1,759

Peppers

44

1,589

Potatoes

75

1,155

Pumpkins

41

311

Spinach

36

1,815

Squash

52

1,277

Strawberries

56

1,830

Tomatoes

60

1,569

WASD for all produce

56

1,494

Sum of all WASDs

716

25,301

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