The USDA reported on the top 10 states for organic sales. In 2014 the US certified organic farms sold $5.5 billion. The US has experienced a 72% increase since 2008.

Here’s the top 10 states for the value of organic products sold in 2014:

  1. California, $2.2 billion
  2. Washington, $514 million
  3. Pennsylvania, $313 million
  4. Oregon $237 million
  5. Wisconsin $200 million
  6. Texas $199 million
  7. New York $164 million
  8. Colorado $146 million
  9. Michigan $124 million
  10. Iowa $102 million

Since the billion dollar organic dairy products are the single most valuable organic product on the market the dairy-producing states dominate the top 10. Farmers in states like Pennsylvania, California and Wisconsin produce a large percentage of the country’s milk supply.

80% of all U.S. organic products traveled less than 500 miles from the farm to the point of sale. In Colorado, the local connection is even more pronounced. 75% of the state’s organic products traveled less than 100 miles from the farm to the point of sale.