Milk Flows from Plant to Store (by Store)
Find out where the milk you drink is processed! This map shows the flow of fluid milk from processing plants to five vendors in the Hanover, NH area (Hanover Coop, Walgreens, Walmart, Price Chopper, and Hannaford’s). Hover over the circles to find out what products are processed at each plant. Click through different layers to compare the networks of different stores — layer control is in the top right corner.
Milk Flows from Plant to Store (by Brand)
Explore fluid milk networks by brand — layer control is in the top right corner.
Data Collection: Plant information was retrieved by manually recording plant codes printed on milk bottles at each store location, then cross-referencing them with a list of milk processing plants maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Other Data Sources: 2017 Agricultural Survey (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
This is an ongoing project by Janice Kai Chen ’19, a senior at Dartmouth College. This work is funded by the ’82 Upper Valley Community Impact Fellowship at the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact, and is hosted by the Upper Valley Land Trust. Questions? Ideas? Please contact janice.19[at]dartmouth.edu.