USDA just released a new mapping feature that illustrates regional eating habits, costs, local farming, etc.
Why do you think Massachusetts stands out so much from the rest of the northeast as a consumer of Fast Food?
Explanatory post at http://www.ediblegeography.com/united...
and the USDA site is at http://maps.ers.usda.gov/FoodAtlas/ . Warning- very glitchy unless using IE.