What Can You Do

Find out more about how you can support local farmers in your area. Find a local farm, buy local and get connected through the links below: Info@foodroutes.org to learn more! GET CONNECTED Link up with organizations near you through our national listings and start working to better your local food systems. EVENTS Find out when the next food and farming conference, seminar or other event is coming to your area. FARM TO COLLEGE Learn all about how your university can start a farm to college program and purchase fresh foods from local farmers FARM TO SCHOOL Find out how you…

Tools For Action

Looking for resources and tools to help your food and farming advocacy work? Take a look at Foodroutes’ Tools for Action — order our toolkits and download our factsheets and other promotional materials here. Check back often. There is more on the way. Note: In order to view our Tools for Action you must be a registered FoodRoutes user. Not registered yet? ? Click here. FoodRoutes Toolkits and Toolboxes Order one of our toolkits or our toolbox, with marketing materials, research, tips and information. BUY LOCAL TOOLKIT: Harvesting Support for Locally Grown Food: Lessons Learned from the “Be a Local…

It Takes a Community to Sustain a Local Farm

These days it seems the most popular person to be in the food system is the “local farmer.” Farmers markets are popping up everywhere, and their size and popularity grow all the time. Local food is trendy- even the First Family is in on it. But as anyone who has ever raised grain or livestock can tell you, the farmer is not the only person in the chain of players from her farm to your fork. In addition to producers, your food chain includes processors, distributors or transporters, and retailers. In other words, to have a truly local food system,…

Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food

Somewhere in Iowa, a pig is being raised in a confined pen, packed in so tightly with other swine that their curly tails have been chopped off so they won’t bite one another. To prevent him from getting sick in such close quarters, he is dosed with antibiotics. The waste produced by the pig and his thousands of pen mates on the factory farm where they live goes into manure lagoons that blanket neighboring communities with air pollution and a stomach-churning stench. He’s fed on American corn that was grown with the help of government subsidies and millions of tons…

Supermarkets Failing to Adopt Sustainable Seafood Buying Practices: Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Grocery stores across the U.S. are contributing to the demise of global fisheries by stocking shelves with fragile fish varieties and failing to develop sustainable purchasing strategies, according to a new report. Even the grocers that ranked at the top of the heap — such as Whole Foods, Ahold USA and Harris Teeter — failed to score more than four out of 10 possible points in Greenpeace’s Carting Away the Oceans: How Grocery Stores are Emptying the Seas. The report graded 20 of the country’s top supermarket chains on seafood procurement policies, labeling and transparency, support for…

Media Kit

The goal of the foodroutes.org website, in collaboration with communityfood.com, is to provide timely information, resources and market opportunities for the food and farming community, community-based nonprofits, the food concerned public, policy makers and the media. FoodRoutes Network (FRN) is also working with Ocean Group, developers of the foodroutes.org and localharvest.org web sites, to develop a county-level mapping technology that will allow groups to build local markets by integrating online foodshed level farm and business directories into their websites.

Press Release

Find Locally Grown Food in Western North Carolina FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charlie Jackson, Local Food Campaign Director, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Phone: work 828-293-3262; mobile 828-342-4396 E-mail: info@BuyAppalachian.org The movement to support local farms by purchasing locally grown food is sweeping the country. With the release of the 2003 Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s (ASAP) Local Food Guide, finding locally grown food in western North Carolina has never been easier. “This is one of the most comprehensive guides in the country” according to Charlie Jackson, Local Food Campaign Director for ASAP, “our farmers and businesses are leaders in the local…

Marketplace

Marketplace @ communityfood.com The following link will take you directly to our sister site, communityfood.com. CommunityFood strives to provide an affordable and practical Web-presence for the commerce of products created by community-friendly food businesses and family-farm operations. This marketplace helps agricultural and rural-based businesses expand market share through an on-line trading community using CommunityFood’s storefront, classifieds, and auction markets. While FoodRoutes and CommunityFood work closely together, FoodRoutes is not responsible for the content of the Web site you are about to visit. FoodRoutes does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find there.  

Listing

Moonshadow Farm (Wausau,WI) Moonshadow Farm is a family owned farm founded in 1990 and has been certified organic since 1997. We grow 20 acres of 18 varieties of medicinal herbs and 10 acres of mixed vegatables. We have 2 large greenhouses for production of early tomatoes, peppers, cukes and summer squash, usually with harvest begining in mid May. We also grow winter salad greens from Oct. – April in the greenhouse. We sell at farm markets in central and northern Wisconsin and have a CSA program begining in May with 9 drop locations. We offer 4 CSA choices: a spring…

Learn More

Do you know where your food comes from? How it was grown? Where your food dollar goes? Welcome to our Learn More center, where you can find answers to these questions and more information and resources on food and farming. Library Archives Looking for more detailed information? You can search our documents library for the latest reports and publications, video clips, and audio files on food and farming. News Check out our News Room for the latest headlines on a variety of food and farming topics. Our News Room also houses Alan Guebert’s column The Final Word. Hot Topics Visit…