The Culinary Trust

Sustainability / Urban Farms & Markets


One of the sustainability movements greatest strengths is the internet. This list of useful links can provide a wealth of information in a few simple clicks.


Agricultural Marketing Service
USDA Farmers Market Directory

American Grassfed Association
Promotes grass-fed through government, research, marketing and education. Producers by state

Promotes grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles. Includes national directory of local farms.

Farmers’ Market
National directory of farmers’ markets

Food Alliance
Certifies farms, ranches and food handlers and provides assistance for Commercial food buyers

Vibrant organization with chapters throughout the US that links farmers to consumers

Humane Farm Animal Care
Non-profit that created and developed Certified Humane label; also offers Restaurant Recognition Program

Marine Stewardship Council
The worlds leading certification and eco-labeling program for sustainable seafood. Site offers directory for business suppliers

National Food Industry Market Maker Portal
Growing portal with forums and connections for farmers and food industry professionals

Organic Valley
Large cooperative of organic farms with wide distribution

Rodale Institute Farm Locator
Helps consumers, businesses and brokers find farm services

Nationwide searchable directory for Farmers Markets


Farm to Chef
NY Metropolitan Area links

Vibrant organization which includes a sustainably run farm that empowers communities to save small farming in the Northeast.

Just Food
New York City’s guide to community supported agriculture, over 20 farmers’ markets, city farms and a unique, community-based Farm School in NYC

The Food Project
Massachusetts based group involving youth to create sustainable food systems.

Local Food Guide to Rhode Island
Comprehensive site for all things local in RI.

Migliorelli Farm
Hudson Valley farm

Network of farmers in Northeast with distribution.

Vermont Fresh Network
Farm to Chef links.

Wholesome Wave
Links farmers with new markets in New England.


Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Projects

Florida Organic Growers
Promotes organic farmer via education.

Nashville Farm to Chef
Small distributor of local produce in Tennessee.

Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group
Includes the Georgia Organics Local Food Guide and an online marketing section.


Kansas City Food Circle
Support for a sustainable local food system. Serves Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.

Land Stewardship Project, Food and Farm Connection
A non-profit dedicated to farmers and local food systems.

MOFFA [Michican Organic Food and Farm Alliance]
Non-profit for sustainable food systems in MI.

Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership
Connects commercial food buyers with farms, government initiatives, and economic development.


Farm to Table New Mexico


Pacific Northwest site for sustainability with directory launching in 2009.

Farm to Chef Program in Colorado

San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project
Resource for local food and systems in San Diego

Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network
Farm to table advocacy group.


Alternative Farming Systems Information Center USDA site that identifies resources about sustainable food systems and practices.

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center
Great list with a comprehensive list of resources including distribution.

Blue Oceans Institute
Conservation group with programs and information for seafood sustainability.

Chefs Collaborative
Excellent resource for food professionals seeking to make sustainable choices.

Community Food Service Coalition
Well established, comprehensive, grassroots organization.

Edible Communities
Publishes local magazines across the nation dedicated to local cuisine.

Food and Water Watch
Site advocates for clean water and safe food with information and education.

Umbrella group that promotes community based production of food, energy and water. Sister sites include The Sustainable Table.

Green America
Dedicated to using economic power to create sustainable systems. Includes screened directory of over 3000 businesses.

Greener Choices
Consumer Reports guide to making green purchases.

Green Restaurant Association
Non-profit with a collaborative system to create a sustainable restaurant industry.

Local Harvest
Americas #1 organic and local food website with search engine and online store.

National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition
Advocacy group to shift US policy towards sustainability.

Established food think tank that translates complex issues, including sustainability into food friendly language.

Organic Consumer Association
Directory of a variety of services including CSAs, manufacturers and distributors.

SlowFood International
Global eco-gastronomic member-supported organization.

Slow Food USA
This site includes state-by-state listings with links to local chapters of this international organization

State and National Partners
USDA Directory of Land-Grant Universities and Colleges.

Sustainable Food Policy
Seeks to impact food system through purchasing, researching and development of policy.

Sustainable Table
A vibrant site filled with information and resources. Includes Eat Well Guide and Daily T

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