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76 San Pablo Avenue, Ste 200San Rafael, CA 94903
Our mission is to promote a viable food system, to educate the public about the benefits of buying fresh and locally grown food, and to bring farmers and communities together. We operate eight award-winning San Francisco Bay Area certified farmers markets and provide public education related to local food and farms.
Business incubators, Conscious consumers, Education/research centers and programs, Environment and conservation, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Hunger, food security, and food access, Institutional purchasing, Policy advocacy, Urban agriculture and food systems, Youth development and food systems
2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite FBerkeley, CA 94702
Promotes the basic human right to healthy food while advancing social, agricultural, environmental, and economic justice priorities. Collaborates with community-based efforts to create a sustainable food supply for California residents through advocacy, organizing, and education. Focuses on increasing access to land and resources for rebuilding local food systems. Involved in farmland preservation, land use, climate action, planning, and funding mechanisms for local food system development.
205 E. Washington, Suite BAnn Arbor, MI 48104
Works in partnership with other organizations to design a food system that upholds the fundamental right to healthy, fresh, and sustainably grown food, especially in historically excluded communities. Major policy focus is related to increasing access to healthy foods in underserved communities. Healthy food incentives and healthy food finance are two specific policy goals that FFN seeks to impact. Informs public policy from the evaluation and data from on-the-ground efforts in Detroit and... read more >>
116 W. 4th St, PO Box 334Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Farmers' Markets Today magazine was created in 2004 to provide information, inspiration and ideas to market growers and small farmers and ranchers who sell their products directly, to farmers market managers who provide a sales outlet for direct marketing activities, and to organizations that support and promote local food systems and sustainable food production.
Activist networks, Conscious consumers, Education/research centers and programs, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Institutional purchasing, Urban agriculture and food systems
398 60th St.Oakland, CA 94618
Analyzes the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation. Develops solutions in partnership with movements working for social change. Projects focus on building local food systems and democratizing development. The purpose of the institute is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger. They believe a world free of hunger is possible if farmers and communities take back control of the food systems currently dominated by transnational agrifoods industries. Carries out... read more >>
505 Durham Research PlazaOmaha, NE 68105
The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is an independent research institution providing scientific expertise, partnership and resources to improve diet and physical activity behaviors among youth and their families to help grow a healthier next generation. Key public health areas in which the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition provides scientific expertise and technical assistance include childhood obesity prevention, food insecurity, local food systems, survey development and program... read more >>
Education/research centers and programs, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Hunger, food security, and food access, Policy advocacy, Urban agriculture and food systems, Youth development and food systems
110 Maryland Ave. NEWashington, DC 20002
An alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. Focuses on policy reform and advocacy to support small and mid-size family farms, protect natural resources, promote healthy rural communities, and ensure access to healthy, nutritious foods for all. Relies on input from grassroots to develop policy and promotes citizen engagement in policy process.
8 Beckman Ave.Westfield, NY 14787
Works statewide to strengthen local food systems, to promote sustainable agricultural practices, to increase on-farm profitability and access to markets for small and mid-sized farms, and to equalize access to fresh, nutritious, and locally-sourced food in urban and rural communities.
PO Box 11Belchertown, MA 1007
A regional network of member organizations and individuals creates a more sustainable, safe, and secure regional food systems, one that is economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially just. Programs focus on public policy, food systems development, and public and member education.
RR 2 Box 2147Thayer, MO 65791
The Oregon County Food Producers' and Artisan Co-Op will be a market space to provide a means of sharing the foods, crafts, skills, and knowledge of the residents of Oregon County, Missouri and the surrounding area. We are a community discussion and advocacy group. Our mission is to sustain the local communities and economies of Oregon County, Missouri through the local sale and trade of the products, skills, and knowledge of area residents. Through this exchange, we seek to engage community... read more >>
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