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…

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…

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…

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…

Buy Local Materials

There are many great reasons to buy local food. FoodRoutes’ buy local chapter campaign materials, including our “Where Does Your Food Come From?” campaign series, explain the benefits of buying local for a public audience. Current resources include: Where Does Your Food Come From? Campaign Sheets Pasture-raised Livestock Fact Sheets Cost Tags for Commonly Purchased Consumer Products Where Does Your Food Come From? Campaign Sheets The series is posted in our Why Buy Local? section, but is also available to advocates for downloading, customizing, printing, and wide distribution in a number of formats. Citations for these facts sheets can be…