Local sources on the Web
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Search these sites to locate everything from pastured eggs to local vegetables.
The Food Routes Web site is a fantastic resource, offering communications tools, technical support, networking and information resources to organizations and groups nationwide that are working to rebuild local, community-based food systems. The Web site has a "Find Good Food" searchable database powered by LocalHarvest.org.
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture works with the farmers that grow our food, the consumers that eat the food, and those concerned with the ecological well-being of our environment and natural resources. PASA educates consumers about local farms and where they are located.
Buy Fresh Buy Local is the national initiative by Food Routes Network, and PASA is a regional partner.
The Web site allows farmer members to create an extensive custom entry, including photos of the farm, and allows visitors to sign up for customized updates that are sent whenever a new listing is added or an existing listing is modified within a particular area. They also have a new calendar section and online store.
Traveling? The Eat Well Guide is the easiest and most comprehensive way to find wholesome, fresh, sustainable food in the U.S. and Canada.
The local chapter of Slow Food USA promotes fresh, local and sustainably grown food. Projects include support of Farmers@Firehouse market in the Strip District and LapTop Butchershop, a quarterly opportunity to buy pastured foods by e-mail. Monthly events promote chefs, restaurants, ethnic diversity and the pleasures of the table.
These locavores (no second "L" in the spelling) are a group of concerned culinary adventurers who are making an effort to eat only foods grown or harvested within a 100-mile radius of San Francisco. "We recognize that the choices we make about what foods we choose to eat are important politically, environmentally, economically, and healthfully."
This is "a group blog written by authors who are interested in the benefits of eating food grown and produced in their local foodshed."
First Published August 1, 2007 7:24 pm