About Buy Fresh Buy Local

Buy Fresh Buy Local chapters are popping up in every community across the USA! Check to see if a chapter is located near you or in your state CHAPTERS LIST or contact FoodRoutes if you are interested in starting a chapter at Click here for a list of our current Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapters.

CHAPTERS AT WORK:
Our BFBL Chapter Affiliates are connecting consumers in communities throughout the country to the freshest, most delicious locally grown and locally produced foods available. Through outreach education, fun events, festivals, farmers markets and by supporting local food system revitalization our chapter members and chapter affiliates are hard at work expanding the availability and quality of locally grown and produced foods. Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapters are coordinated nationally by FoodRoutes Network, a nonprofit organization based in Pennsylvania.

Making a Difference

  • In Northeast Iowa, the chapters have helped double local food purchases among twenty three institutional buyers, including hospitals, retirement homes, restaurants, grocers, and colleges. Together, these institutions spent approximately $465,000 on locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and baked goods in 2004 – dollars that otherwise might not have been invested locally.
  • Kansas City’s Chapter has tracked a 36% increase in local food sales for the Good Natured Family Farmers Cooperative selling through a group of locally owned and operated supermarkets in the Kansas City metro area since the chapter’s inception in summer, 2004.
  • In Alabama the BFBL Chapter Affiliate coordinated 204 billboards displaying the Buy Fresh Buy Local logo for 2 months reaching an average daily viewing of 1,043,000 people.
  • Louisiana BFBL held a “Cast-Iron Chef Challenge” which had two teams from Louisiana State University go up against a team of local consumers who enjoy cooking. The challenge was to use a host of local ingredients.
  • Pennsylvania held successful BFBL field trips as part of BFBL Month that invited consumers into the homes of many local family farms to see and learn where their local food comes from.

Help Make A Difference with Us! Join or start a logo BFBL Chapter in your community contact FoodRoutes to learn more at Start a local Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter! Click here, to learn how to start a local Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter.

Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapters
Alabama:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Alabama (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Alabama Farmers Market Authority

California:
Buy Fresh Buy Local California (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Local Chapters:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Brentwood
Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Coast
Buy Fresh Buy Local Gold Coast
Buy Fresh Buy Local Bay Area
Buy Fresh Buy Local San Luis Obispo
Buy Fresh Buy Local Northern San Joaquin
Buy Fresh Buy Local Sacramento Valley
Buy Fresh Buy Local Southern San Joaquin Valley
Buy Fresh Buy Local North Coast

Colorado/New Mexico/Wyoming:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Georgia:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Georgia (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Georgia Organics, Inc.

Idaho / Eastern Washington / Oregon:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Idaho Inland Northwest (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Rural Roots

Illinois:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Illinois Stewardship Alliance

Buy Fresh Buy Local (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) The Land Connection

Indiana:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Hancock County (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Hancock Harvest Council

Buy Fresh Buy Local West Indianapolis (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Market at Morris Street

Iowa:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Iowa Statewide Chapter

Local Chapters:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Black Hawk County Chapter
Buy Fresh Buy Local Fairfield Chapter
Buy Fresh Buy Local Southeast Iowa Chapter
Buy Fresh Buy Local Northeast Iowa Chapter
Buy Fresh Buy Local Des Moines Metro
Buy Fresh Buy Local Iowa Valley
Buy Fresh Buy Local Limestone Bluffs
Buy Fresh Buy Local Prairie Partners
Buy Fresh Buy Local Johnson County Chapter
Buy Fresh Buy Local Quad City Chapter

Louisiana:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Louisiana (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Big River Economic & Agricultural Development Alliance (BREADA)

Massachusetts:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Cape Cod (Cape Cod Extension- Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator)
Buy Fresh Buy Local Massachusetts (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP)

Maryland:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Chesapeake Region (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance

Minnesota:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Minnesota (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Land Stewardship Project (LSP)

Local Chapters:
Upper Minnesota River Valley
Red River Valley
St Croix River Valley

Missouri:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Kansas City (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) and Good Natured Family Farms Cooperative

Local Chapters:
Kansas Rural Center

Montana:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Montana (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)

Nebraska:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Nebraska Cooperative Development Center

Nevada:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Nevada (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Nevada Certified Farmers Market Association

New Jersey:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Northwest New Jersey (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) New Jersey Foodshed Alliance

New York:
Buy Fresh Buy Local New York (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) New York Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NYSAWG)

Oklahoma:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Oklahoma (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Local Chapter:
Sustainable Green Country
Buy Fresh Buy Local Payne County

Pennsylvania:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Pennsylvania (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

Local Chapters:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Western PA (PASA)
Buy Fresh Buy Local Greater Philadelphia (White Dog Community Enterprises – Local Chapter Coordinator)
Buy Fresh Buy Local Chester County Chapter
Buy Fresh Buy Local Lancaster County Chapter
Buy Fresh Buy Local Greater Lehigh Valley
Buy Fresh Buy Local Northern Tier Chapter (Northern Tier Cultural Alliance – Local Chapter Coordinator)
Buy Fresh Buy Local South Central PA Chapter
Buy Fresh Buy Local Valleys of the Susquehanna (SEDA Council of Governments – Local Chapter Coordinator)

Tennessee:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Chattanooga, TN (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator)
Buy Fresh Buy Local Middle Tennessee (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Friends of the Nashville Farmers Market

Virginia:

Buy Fresh Buy Local Charlottesville (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Piedmont Environmental Council (PECVA)

Buy Fresh Buy Local Northern Piedmont (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Piedmont Environmental Council (PECVA)

Buy Fresh Buy Local Loudoun County (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Piedmont Environmental Council (PECVA)

Buy Fresh Buy Local Richmond Area (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Buy Fresh Buy Local Shenandoah Valley (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Buy Fresh Buy Local South Centre Corridors (Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) South Centre Corridors RC&D;

West Virginia:
Buy Fresh Buy Local West Virginia (West Virginia Farmers Market Association – Local Chapter Affiliate Coordinator)

Wisconsin:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Milwaukee (Fondy Market – Local Chapter Coordinator)
Buy Fresh Buy Local Southern Wisconsin (Regional Chapter Affiliate Coordinator) Research, Education, Action and Policy on Food Group (REAP Food Group)

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