Massachusetts Food System Data


2016 Massachusetts State Agriculture Overview

  Charts of acreage, yield, sales, production value, farmer demographics, and more.

Mass.Gov Energy and Environmental Affairs; Agricultural Resources Facts and Statistics

  State summary of statistics from the USDA Census of Agriculture.

United States Department of Agriculture: Economic Research Service

  State-by-state report of farms’ top crop cash receipts, top production expenses,
  and data points on farm insurance, acreage, income, and total number of farms by year since 2008.

Mass Budget and Policy Center: Department of Agricultural Resources Administration

  Chart depicting funding history of Dept. of Ag Resources since Fiscal Year 2001.

UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment: Massachusetts Agricultural Data

  Data from the Massachusetts Agricultural Census – updated every 5 years.

Census of Agriculture 2012

  Market value of agricultural products sold, data organized by state.

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

  Interactive table of agricultural statistics.

USDA Economic Research Service

  Massachusetts agriculture data. 


Department of Fish and Game: Massachusetts Marine Fisheries

  2015 Annual Report

NOAA Fisheries: Status of Stocks 2015

  Annual report to congress on the status of US Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries Service

  Seafood Industry Impacts – database that can produce reports from custom queries.

New England Region Fishery Management Plans

  Data by state and by species.

Food Waste

Fact Sheet Food Waste Compost 2015

  Information on current capacity of the food waste recycling system, and additional resources, in Massachusetts.

Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Food Waste

  List of Massachusetts sites and type of facility.

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air and Waste 2017

  List of addresses and contact information for Active Composting Sites in MA.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Postconsumer Food Diverted Through Donation, Animal Feed, Anaerobic Digestion, and Composting for 2013

  Overview of food waste creation, diversion, and management, data by state.


Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Data Portal

  Search for permitting information and other EEA data.

Food Access, Security and Health

Department of Transitional Assistance: Performance Scorecard

  Charts, graphics, and statistics on Massachusetts DTA’s services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Prevention Status Report

  State-by-state comparisons of measurable health indicators like Food Safety,
  Heart Disease and Stroke, and Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity.

Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap in Massachusetts

  Food insecurity statistics in Massachusetts by County.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps: Massachusetts Food Environment Index

  Interactive map of factors contributing to a healthy food environment by county.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service: SNAP Community Characteristics - Massachusetts

  Data on SNAP recipients statewide and by congressional district.

Centers for Disease Control 2013 State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables

  Data by state on consumption of fruits and vegetables, and related environmental and policy indicators.

Energy and Environmental Affairs: Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP)

  Annual reports including MA Grown Summary Report and MEFAP Core Food Summary Report

SNAP Retailer Management Year End Summary 2015

  Data on SNAP usage across retailers, by state and type of retailer.

SNAP Retailer Management Annual Report 2014

  Charts and tables of data on SNAP usage at retail locations, by state and type of retailer.

Food Resource and Action Center

  Profile of Massachusetts hunger, poverty, and federal nutrition programs.

Food Resource and Action Center

  Facts on the SNAP program in MA

Food Resource and Action Center

  Interactive mapping tool provides household participation rates for SNAP.


USDA’s Farm to School Census

New England Farm to Institution: Metrics Dashboard – Landing Page

  View charts, graphs and statistics about food production, food distribution, and institutional procurement of local foods.

New England Farm to Institution: Metrics Dashboard – State Profiles

  Download food system statistics by state


MA Food System Establishments, 2002-2015

  Graph of types of agencies within the food system from 2002-2015.

MA Food System Jobs, 2002-2015

  Graph of types of jobs within the food system from 2002-2015.

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Massachusetts

  Updated employment statistics by town.

Massachusetts Workforce Alliance

  Reports and analysis of employment related opportunities and plans.

Other data

US Census Bureau

  Population demographics in Massachusetts.