This report of local grocers in South Dakota was a part of the “Food Systems Review: Fruit and Vegetables in South Dakota” project. The purpose of this study was to examine key factors that affect the consumption, distribution, and production of fruits and vegetables in South Dakota. The survey was conducted in 2013 and used to collect South Dakota grocers’ information regarding the sale of fresh, frozen, and canned fruit and vegetable items, as grocers provide valuable insight into local food systems and consumers’ food buying practices.
This project was conducted in partnership with SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Department of Health. Funding was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control.