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…

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…

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…

Events Details

Starting Date:   2005-09-23 End Date: 2005-09-25 Organization: The Land Institute Address: 2440 E. Water Well Road Salina, KS 67401 URL: www.landinstitute.org Phone: 785-823-5376 Category: Conference Region: Plains Description The Prairie Festival, 2005, will feature speakers such as Bill McKibben, David Kline, Wes Jackson, Strachan Donnelley, Sue Halpern, Craig Holdrege, and Carl McDaniel. The festival will also include the latest research briefings from the Land Institute, farm tours, local food, a barn dance, and more.

“BUY LOCAL” CHALLENGE SCOREBOARD

Check out our scoreboard below to see how your state is doing in the “Buy Local” Challenge. Scroll down to see how much money has been committed to local foods in your state. If you haven’t pledged yet, go back to the Challenge main page for more information or, if you’ve already committed money, tell a friend about the challenge. State # of People Pledging Dollars Committed California 212 $234,610 Washington 128 $101,455 Pennsylvania 186 $74,335 New York 117 $54,230 Texas 67 $47,150 Ohio 71 $34,610 Oregon 51 $31,620 Virginia 65 $30,870 Maryland 71 $30,710 Massachusetts 68 $30,675 Michigan 76…

Practical Farmers of Iowa Buy Fresh, Buy Local Campaign

Practical Farmers of Iowa, in cooperation with University of Northern Iowa?s Center for Energy & Environmental Education, is organizing a Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign. Buy Local Campaign Mission: Make it easier for residents of Black Hawk County and surrounding counties to find locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats & poultry, eggs, honey, and other agricultural products. Encourage residents of our region to support our local treasures: farmers markets, family farms & orchards, local meat lockers, & businesses that serve or sell locally grown products. Stimulate the economic vitality of the Northeast Iowa region through strengthening the viability of independent farmers…

The Final Word The Issue

Portions of the first story are taken from Alan Guebert’s Farm and Food File newspaper column for the week of July 27, 2003. Cancun could clobber US farmers and ranchers On Friday, July 18, World Trade Organization director-general Supachai Panitchpakdi circulated to WTO members his draft proposal for the upcoming September trade ministerial in Cancun, Mexico. The draft, soon leaked, became an immediate sensation not because of what it contained, but because of what it didn’t contain. At an incredibly short four pages in length, the draft contained no hard numbers or specific direction for negotiators to follow in Cancun.…

The Final Word

Issue Date Description Issue 8 2002-07-26 The Power of the Printed Word; Giant ConAgra Meat Recall Could Have Been Avoided; The Misunderstood President Issue 7 2002-07-19 Packer Ban Hearing Brings Hoots, No Consensus; Packer Livestock Ownership by the Numbers; North Dakota GMO Wheat Hearing Questions Liability … Issue 6 2002-07-13 General Accounting Office: HACCP is a Screw-up; Note from Europe to America: No GMOs, No GMOs, No GMOs; A Carnivore Gets Clipped Issue 5 2002-07-05 Hot, Dry Agriculture by the Numbers; Cattle and Chicken in the Courtroom–Again; When in the Course of Human Events Issue 4 2002-06-28 Federal Judge Slaughters…

Why Buy Local?

Buying your food locally is good for your local economy, good for family farmers, good for your family’s health, and good for the environment. Not to mention how good fresh, local food tastes! Following are a few of the many good reasons to buy locally grown food. You’ll get exceptional taste and freshness. Local food is fresher and tastes better than food shipped long distances from other states or countries. Local farmers can offer produce varieties bred for taste and freshness rather than for shipping and long shelf life. You’ll strengthen your local economy. Buying local food keeps your dollars circulating in…