These 10 States Grow the Nation’s Organic Food

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10. Maine
> Number of organic farms: 494
> Organic crop value: $65.65 million
> Crop products value: $40.74 million
> Livestock/poultry value: $24.91 million

The state’s top organic food crops are potatoes, lettuce and carrots. Field crops contributed $1.8 million in 2016, and the state is the second-largest producer of maple syrup in the country.

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9. Minnesota
> Number of organic farms: 545
> Organic crop value: $106.48 million
> Crop products value: $51.22 million
> Livestock/poultry value: $55.25 million

Minnesota’s top organic food products include peas, tomatoes and carrots. The state is also the nation’s second-largest producer of organic turkeys. Organic field crops contributed nearly $45 million in 2016.

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8. Vermont
> Number of organic farms: 556
> Organic crop value: $127.05 million
> Crop products value: $55.94 million
> Livestock/poultry value: $71.11 million

Vermont’s top organic products are maple syrup, squash and lettuce. The value of its maple syrup crop in 2016 was nearly $32 million, well ahead of second-place Maine, which had a maple syrup crop value of $19 million.