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Category: Institutional purchasing
101 Morris Street, Suite 212Sebastopol, CA 95472
Ag Innovations Network is facilitating the emergence of the new global food system. We are process artists--experts at how to get diverse groups to solve problems and take action together. We have formed and lead a network of 7 community food councils that are working locally to create the right economic and policy conditions for farms and food businesses to prosper. We lead two California-based policy collaborations that engage agriculture, environmental, and community interests to solve the... read more >>
Activist networks, Environment and conservation, Hunger, food security, and food access, Institutional purchasing, Policy advocacy, Urban agriculture and food systems
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
100 Hamilton Ave., Suite 400Palo Alto, CA 94301
One of the many food service companies starting to source food from local and sustainable farms for cafeteria and food service venues. Has focused on local purchasing since 1999 and has since taken on issues regarding sustainable seafood, cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal husbandry, trans fats, climate change, and farmworkers' rights.
PO Box 20708Boulder, CO 80308
The self-described "Renegade Lunch Lady" leads an organization focused on changing the way children eat at school. Tackles outdated district spending policies and commodity-based food service organizations. Includes recipes, tools, and links for anyone wanting to take on the school food issue.
807 Airport Access Suite 111Traverse City, MI 49686
Dedicated to developing a fully functional and responsive local to local distribution system, serving the NW Michigan region. Primus audited and full cold chain control. Produce,proteins and value added products. Cherry Capital Foods is a unique food distributor based in Traverse City, Michigan. We work with farmers, growers and producers both locally and regionally but only from the state of Michigan. By focusing on local and Michigan sources, we encourage the growing focus on regional... read more >>
721 NW Ninth Ave Ste 200Portland, OR 97209
Ecotrust works with schools, childcare centers, hospitals, and colleges to increase procurement of local foods. One of the key tools we use to find farmers is FoodHub (www.food-hub.org), Ecotrust’s online directory and marketplace for buyers and sellers of regional food. Ecotrust has acted as the Lead Agency for the 8-state western region of the National Farm to School Network since 2007. Ecotrust is also a founding member of the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network as well as its... read more >>
1315 Walnut St., Suite 522Philadelphia, PA 19107
Dedicated to bringing locally grown food to the marketplace and promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture for greater Philadelphia through consulting, leading the local buy fresh/buy local campaign, and operating the fair food farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market in downtown Philly. Few nonprofit organizations in the good-food arena have figured out how to raise most of their operating funds in the good-food marketplace. This organization has, and its model is worth exploring.
Environment and conservation, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Institutional purchasing, Urban agriculture and food systems
1005 Main St #1220Pawtucket, RI 02860
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004. Its mission is to create a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of Rhode Island farmers and eaters. Farm Fresh manages numerous programs to realize this mission. Farm Fresh has been working steadily for the past 6 years to connect local growers to local eaters, promoting farm viability and healthy food choices for all. This work has focused on primarily on low-income, urban... read more >>
Conscious consumers, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Hunger, food security, and food access, Institutional purchasing, Urban agriculture and food systems, Youth development and food systems
105 Bucher Hill Rd., Suite 2Boiling Springs, PA 17007
A project of the Community Food Security Coalition. Connects colleges to local farmers to provide food on campus. Provides information on basics of farm-to-college, searchable database to learn about existing programs, resources for starting and maintaining programs, and online survey to add your program.
618 B Paseo De PeraltaSanta Fe, NM 87501
We provide technical assistance and training to communities in New Mexico & the Southwest for the following: Community Food Assessments, Regional Food System Planning, Building Farm to Market Connections, Food Policy Council Development & Advocacy Training, Beginning Farmer Business training, Finance for Food & Farm Entrepreneurs, Farm to School Program Development, Preparing farmers to sell to institutional markets: Schools, Senior Centers, Hospitals, Colleges.
Farmer training, networks, and resources, Hunger, food security, and food access, Institutional purchasing, Policy advocacy
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