Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Local Growers, Farmers’ Markets, Standing Strong, against 30,000 Drones, 450 Million Rounds

STATE-BY-STATE–check out who and what are active near you

ALABAMA http://www.growalabama.com/ ‘Welcome to Grow Alabama, a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program connecting Alabama residents to fresh, high- quality food grown directly from Alabama farms.’
ALASKA http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/take-action/at-home/eat-local/ ‘Renewable Energy Alaska Project … Are you hungry for more renewables? Good news! You can eat renewable too!’
ARIZONA http://www.foodconnect.org/farmers_markets/ ‘Community Food Connections … Working to alleviate hunger and creat food sufficiency for low-income households through community and economic development … For generations, the diverse geography of Arizona has allowed its farmers to cultivate an exciting variety of fruits and vegetables. Farmers’ markets all over the state bring the best of these crops directly to you.’

http://www.arizonafoodsdirect.com/ ‘Arizona’s Source for Organic / Greater Phoenix & Tucson Areas
ARKANSAS http://www.localharvest.org/all-arkansas-basket-a-month-cooperative- csa-M12273 ‘We are a year-round market with over 20 local farmers, ranchers and producers supplying our Mercantile at the Little Rock River Market.’
http://www.arkansas.com/dining/fresh-farms/Fresh Food Farms / Arkansas U-Pick Frams & Orchards’
CALIFORNIA http://www.cafoodbanks.org/Farm_to_Family.html ‘California Association of Food Banks…. California produces more than half of the nation’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Farm to Family connects the state’s growers and packers with food banks to deliver fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables to families in need.’
http://www.farmtoschool.org/ca/farms.htm ‘With over 500 certified farmers’ markets in California, buying direct from a local farm is easy!’
COLORADO http://www.localsustainability.net/ ’Rocky Mounain Growers Directory’ ‘If You Want More Local Food, Stop Criminalizing Family Farmers’

CONNECTICUT http://www.ctnofa.org/Farms.php ‘Connecticut’s Organic Farms and Related Businesses’
DELAWARE http://www.fairfoodnetwork.org/list/delaware-farm-school-collaborative ‘Fair Food Network in Wilmington’
http://findourcommonground.com/your-community/delaware/ ’CommonGround is a national movement of farm women who want to share information about farming and the food they grow.
FLORIDA http://farmfreshdirect2u.com/ ’It should come as no surprise that we are in the midst of a food revolution.  The biggest move is going local.  What does that mean?  For one it means knowing your farmer, your farmer who has fresh raw milk , farm fresh eggs  and other goodies.’
http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/ ’Small Farms Conference’, July 27-29 in Kissimmee, FL
http://www.freshfromflorida.com/divisions/fnw/farm_to_school.html ’Florida’s pioneering and successful farm to school program was initiated by a group of innovative African-American farmers after they formed the New North Florida Cooperative Association Inc. (NNFC) in 1995.
GEORGIA http://www.georgiaorganics.org/home.aspx ’We connect organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families.’

HAWAII http://www.hawaiiorganic.org/resources/hawaii  ‘Hawaiit Organic Farmers Assocation’ Site that connects to 20 other like-minded sites within Hawaii (Hawaii Farmers Union, Big Island Beekeepers Assocation, …)
http://maoorganicfarms.org/index.php?/mao_farms/programs ’MA‘O Organic Farms offer a variety of community and education programs for youth and adults primarily based on the waianae coast and/or on-site at the farm.’

IDAHO http://www.idahosbounty.org/shop/prdcr_list.php List of producers within Idaho (‘Various flavors of cheesecakes’, ‘Organic Goat cheeses’, ‘Alaska Wild Salmon’, ‘Beautiful Home grown Brown eggs’, …’)

ILLINOIS http://www.illinoiswherefreshis.com/ ’Where to Find Fresh Produce’
http://www.illinoisfarmdirect.org/ ’Farm Direct helps you find fresh, locally grown food by connecting you directly with Illinois farmers. We invite you to search our directory, or learn more about this project.’
INDIANA http://www.goinglocal-info.com/my_weblog/indiana_food_guide.html ‘Indiana Local Food Guide … Find Indiana local good growers, producers, stores, and markets … Going Local Week September 2-8, 2012′
IOWA http://www.practicalfarmers.org/links.html ’Practical Farmers of Iowa / Healthy Foods • Diverse Farms • Vibrant Communities’ More than 20 links
http://www.iowafreshfood.com/ ’Northeast Iowa / Buy Fresh / Buy Local’

KANSAS http://www.kansasfarmersunion.org/Kansas-Grown-Food.html ‘UNITED TO GROW FAMILY AGRICULTURE …. Kansas Farmers Union believes in supporting local producers and business owners. So, we have comprised [sic] a list of websites that will help you find where you can buy locally grown food in your area.’
KENTUCKY http://communityfarmalliance.org/?page_id=64 ‘Kentucky’s ‘Community Farm Alliance /Real Change Comes From The Ground Up!’  Its ‘Resources’ page links to more than a dozen sites.
LOUISIANA http://www.gogreennola.org/farms/ ’With its year around growing season, Louisiana is the perfect place for farms. We’ve listed some farms we’ve found …’
http://www.noffn.org/ ’New Orleans Food & Farm Network / … New Seeds Available at the NOFFN Office
MAINE http://www.mofga.org/ ’Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association … Find Local Organic Food …’
MARYLAND http://www.marylandorganic.org/’Maryland Organic Food & Farming Association’

MASSACHUSETTS http://theorganicfoodguide.com/farms/index.php
‘Your guide to certified organic and sustainably grown food and products in Massachusetts’
http://www.masslocalfood.org/ ‘We are a network of consumers, farmers, and artisans focused on providing fresh, local foods to those who seek them.’

MICHIGAN http://www.moffa.org/page/page/4202680.htm ’Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance … Organic Resources’
http://localdifference.org/ ’Know Your Farmer / Meet Your Local Growers’ in lower Michigan
http://foodandfarmingnetwork.org/Northwest Michigan
http://www.hrt.msu.edu/john-biernbaum/pg3 ‘Providing educational programs for small-scale organic farmers through the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm and SU Extension.
MINNESOTA http://www3.mda.state.mn.us/whlsale/ ’Find Minnesota Grown Wholesale Producers’
http://www.landstewardshipproject.org/foodfarm-main.html Minneapolis/St. Paul and and nearby
MISSISSIPPI http://msucares.com/crops/market/ From Mississippi State University: ‘Farmers Markets in Mississippi … There has been a tremendous growth in the number of farmers markets recently.’

MISSOURI http://agrimissouri.com/ ’Connecting producers to consumers to agriculture. Click a link for local food, farms, and fun!’
MONTANA http://www.missoulacfac.org/ ’Community Food Agriculture Coalition of Missoula County’
http://www.growmontana.ncat.org/resources.php Western and central Montana
http://www.farmtotablecoop.com/ Eastern Montana, western North Dakota: ‘We invite you to join us in building a sustainable local food system among the prairies and badlands of Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota.’
NEBRASKA http://www.nebsusag.org/food.shtml Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society …. Looking for local food from a Nebraska farmer?’ Many links.

http://www.nebraskafood.org/ ’Nebraska Food Cooperative / Nebraska’s year-round online farmers’ market and food distributions service.’
NEVADA http://nevadagrown.com/ ’Your resource for Nevada’s rich selection of locally-grown food’

NEW HAMPSHIRE http://www.nhfarms.com/ ’New Hampshire Virtual Farmers Market’
http://www.nofanh.org/foodmap ’The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire’
NEW JERSEY http://www.nofanj.org/FINAL%20VERSION%20FOR%20WEBSITE.pdf ’New Jersey Farm Food Guide …. A Guide to Your Local New Jersey Farms’
NEW MEXICO http://www.farmtotablenm.org/local-foods/ ’How do I get locally grown food?’
NEW YORK http://www.nyfb.org/resources/topic_detail.cfm?ID=480 ’Farm Bureau New York … NY FARMERS LEAD NATION IN FOOD DONATIONS’
http://www.buypurecatskills.com/organizations.html ’Farm & Food Organizations’

NORTH CAROLINA http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/ ‘Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Watch our ideo to learn more about how we help sustainable family farms to thrive / Find local food’
http://www.ncsu.edu/project/nc10percent/index.php ’10% Farm to Fork / Building North Carolina’s Local Food Economy /Pledge to spend 10 percent of your existing food dollars locally / Our Partners’
http://www.asapconnections.org/localfoodguide.html ’Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project / The Local Food Guide is a free print and online directory to family farms, … Over 90,000 copies of the Local Food Guide are distributed …’

NORTH DAKOTA http://www.ndfarmersmarkets.com/directory_4.html ‘North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association … Online Vendor Directory’
OHIO http://www.oeffa.org/ ’Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association / ‘A vibrant, local food system can provide Ohio’s family farmers with a secure income, while protecting our environment and meeting the growing consumer demand for fresh, safe, healthy food…. The OEFFA was formed in 1979 … 33rd Annual Conference: Sowing the Seeds of Our Food Sovereignty’

OKLAHOMA http://www.okfarmtoschool.com/growers/index.htm’Participating Growers … Farmers Resource Guide’
http://www.okfarmandfood.org/content/13104 ’Oklahoma Farm & Food Alliance / Find Local Food in Oklahoma’

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