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306 W. Haywood St.Asheville, NC 28801
Helps create and expand local food markets to preserve agricultural heritage, give everyone access to fresh, healthy food, and keep farmers farming. Projects include a local food guide to Appalachian Grown certified products, farm-to-school program, list of local farmers' markets, workshops, and online resources for producers, consumers, purchasing departments, and retailers. Even though ASAP (as it is called) is local to the Asheville area, it is a great model of a nonprofit organization... read more >>
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Offers a brief introduction to the concept of community-supported agriculture and has a national directory of CSAs by state. If you are interested in joining a CSA, this is one of several directories you can use to find one in your area.
215 Lexington Ave., Suite 1001New York, NY 10016
Free online directory of fresh, locally grown, and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada. Listings include family farms, restaurants, farmers' markets, grocery stores, community-supported agriculture programs, U-pick orchards, and more. You can search by location, keyword, category, or product to find good food, download customized guides, or plan a trip with the innovative mapping tool, Eat Well Everywhere.
PO Box 7321Tacoma, WA 98417
Supports farmers who raise their livestock on pasture from birth to market and who actively promote the welfare of their animals and the health of the land. Provides comprehensive, accurate information about the benefits of raising animals on pasture and links to local farms (listed by state) that sell grass-fed products: beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy, and other wild edibles. This is a website to use if you want to find grass-fed meat raised close to home.
369 Montezuma Ave., Suite 577Santa Fe, NM 87501
Creates editorially rich, community-based, local-foods publications in distinct culinary regions throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Connects consumers with family farmers, growers, chefs, and food artisans through publications, supporting websites, and events. Individuals who own publications are local-foods advocates and residents of the communities in which they publish-a business model that preserves the integrity of member publications and the communities they serve.... read more >>
P.O. Box 12311Gainesville, FL 32604
Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (FOG) provides sustainable nutritious solutions to the issues facing farmers, families, and everyone in between. FOG’s Education & Outreach projects generate knowledge, share resources, and apply the expertise of FOG that advance organic agriculture and healthy and just food systems. FOG educates about the benefits of organic and sustainable agriculture, presenting at educational opportunities to a wide audience ranging from school... read more >>
Activist networks, Conscious consumers, Education/research centers and programs, Environment and conservation, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Hunger, food security, and food access, Policy advocacy, Urban agriculture and food systems, Youth development and food systems
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PO Box 1292Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Maintains a nationwide directory of small farms, farmers' markets, and other local food sources. Search engine provides information on products from family farms and local sources of sustainably grown food, encouraging consumers to establish direct contact with small farms in their area. Online store helps small farms develop markets for some of their products beyond their local area.
Web-based marketplace combining the best features of farmers' markets and full-service grocery stores. Consumers choose and buy their groceries weekly from multiple sellers in a single shopping cart, somewhat like shopping on Amazon. Orders are delivered to a single drop-off point. They are currently testing their model in Brooklyn and Detroit. Several online businesses have tried (and some have failed) to break into this sector of local food-Local Orbit may become the first big success in this... read more >>
4260 Shetland Dr.Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Provides locally grown, delicious, and healthy frozen fruits and vegetables, enabling people to eat locally in the winter months in southeast Michigan. A frozen CSA model: "fresh-picked flavor year-round." The business buys large quantities of in-season produce from local farmers, freezes it, then distributes monthly "shares" to members over the winter. This particular business serves only the Ann Arbor area but is a great innovation on the CSA "theme" that can be done in other areas-a great... read more >>
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