GIS used to Identify the Location of Farmer Markets and Community Gardens within Food Deserts in Virginia

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Department of Agriculture
GIS used to Identify the Location of Farmer
Markets and Community Gardens within
Food Deserts in Virginia
Presented by Latia Jackson and Stacey Bradshaw
Research team Ms. Darlette Meekins, Dr. Shobha Sriharan,
Dr. Marcus Comer, Ms. LatiaJackson, and Ms. Stacey
Bradshaw
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Department of Agriculture
A food desert is defined as an area where
populations live more than one mile from
a supermarket or large grocery store, if in
an urban area, or more than 10 miles from
a supermarket or large grocery store, if in a
rural area (Ver Ploeg et al. 2012).
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Department of Agriculture
https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-
research-atlas/go-to-the-atlas/
Food Desert Atlas: ERS