Related Websites

The following websites are additional resources intended to improve the users understanding of food marketing and provide better access to both regional and national food markets.

AgMRC (Agricultural Marketing Resource Center) - Iowa State University http://www.agmrc.org/agmrc/default.html

An electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture; a collaboration of university research and outreach specialists focused on collecting and interpreting information and creating new research to support value-added agricultural activities.

Agricultural Alternatives-Penn State Extension http://agalternatives.aers.psu.edu/

Publications on a wide variety of agriculture alternatives.

AgriSeek Ag Marketplace http://www.agriseek.com/

Online marketplace for equipment, livestock, real estate, jobs, farm-related products and services. This marketplace helps agricultural and rural-based businesses to expand market share through an on-line trading community.

Epicurious.com http://www.epicurious.com/

A website for people who like to eat and like to cook.

America Farmland Trust http://www.farmland.org

Committed to protecting the nation's best farm and ranch land and improving the economic viability of agriculture.

Approaching Food Service Establishments with Locally Grown Products http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/fpcreports/1/

This report, prepared for the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability by the UNL Food Processing Center, helps producers market their products to the foodservice industry and examines the opportunities and obstacles producers may encounter when approaching a restaurant or institution with locally grown products.

Center for Ecoliteracy http://www.ecoliteracy.org

Dedicated to education for sustainable living. The Center is a pioneer in providing tools, ideas, and support for combining hands-on experience in the natural world with curricular innovation in K-12 education. It administers a grant program and donor-advised funds, publishes extensively online and in print, and offers resources, seminars, and technicalassistance in support of systemic change.

Climate and Farming http://www.climateandfarming.org/

This website provides a unique, comprehensive set of resource materials to help farmers make practical and profitable responses to climate changes, with subjects including: Greenhouse Gases & Climate Change, including and overview of climate science and indicators of climate change in the Northeast; Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture, including effects on crops, livestock, weeds, pests and pathogens; Energy, Greenhouse Gases & Farming, including cost-effective strategies for farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enter the renewable energy marketplace.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers http://www.caff.org

Building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.

Community Food Security Coalition http://www.foodsecurity.org

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times. Learn more about grants, conferences, and marketing for sustainable agriculture and feeding programs.

Farm to College - http://www.farmtocollege.org
Bring local food to college dining halls.

Farm to School - http://www.farmtoschool.org
Bring local food to local cafeterias.

EliteFarmer.com http://www.elitefarmer.com

The EliteFarmer.com Resource Center is a comprehensive listing of agricultural and related documents from North America and worldwide. It was created to bring the benefits of the Internet to all people presently engaged in the constructive conservation, development, and promotion of the agriculture industry.

Food Routes http://www.foodroutes.org

Take action with a "Buy Local" campaign, download marketing materials, and more.

FoodMAP (Food Marketing and Processing) http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/foodmap/

FoodMAP (Food Marketing and Processing) is a comprehensive clearinghouse of marketing and processing information on identifying new markets, learning about alternative agriculture opportunities, locating processing equipment, and understanding processing requirements and ingredients.

ForFarmers.com http://www.forfarmers.com

ForFarmers.com is a marketplace for buying and selling new and used farm machinery, equipment, seeds, crops, food, livestock and a wide range of services including job opportunities. It combines a worldwide news service with an interactive business directory and international online job market focusing on agriculture and related fields.

Local Harvest http://localharvest.org

Find CSA programs and local farmers nationwide.

National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs http://www.nafmnp.org/index.aspx

A national organization that cultivates opportunities for consumers to buy fresh produce from local growers.

National Farmers Union http://www.nfu.org

To protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers and their rural communities.

National GAP Program http://www.gaps.cornell.edu/index.html

Food safety through Good Agricultural Practice.

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service http://www.attra.org/

Offers in-depth publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and federal sustainable ag activities.

Organic Farming-National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service-ATTRA - http://attra.ncat.org/organic.html
Organic farming addresses fruits, vegetables, agronomic crops, livestock, soils, certification, marketing, pest control, value-added enterprises, post-harvest handling, and greenhouse production. Written largely in response to questions from farmers, the ATTRA publications in this section cover specific issues among the most widely produced organic crops.

Growing Your Range Poultry Business: An Entreprenuer's Toolbox -http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/poultrytoolbox.pdf
This Toolbox is written for anyone who desires to make a profit from range poultry production, whether by direct-marketing "pastured poultry," building a processing plant, or working cooperatively with other producers.

Marketing, Business and Risk Management-National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service-ATTRA - http://attra.ncat.org/marketing.html
These resources can guide agricultural business planning and help farmers manage the amount of risk in their enterprises. In addition, some of these resources offer advice on diversifying, developing new markets and adding value to farm products to increase income.

Niche Pork http://www.nichepork.org/

Niche Pork's mission is to enhance pork consumption by meeting customer demands for value-added pork and pork products while helping increase the opportunity for niche producer profitability.

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group http://www.nesawg.org/

NESAWG is a regional network of member organizations and individuals working together to create a more sustainable and secure regional food system -- one that is economically viable, environmentally sound and socially just and produces safe and healthful food. We work at local, state, regional and national levels to redirect public policy, foster market-based innovation and generate an informed and active citizenry.

Organic Farming Research Foundation http://www.ofrf.org

Organic Farming Research Foundation fosters the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems through sponsorship, research and education.

President's Food Safety Working Group http://www.foodsafetyworkinggroup.gov/

The working group will advise President Obama on how to upgrade our food safety laws for the 21st century, foster coordination throughout government, and ensure that the laws will keep the American people safe.

Produce Marketing Association http://www.pma.com

The Produce Marketing Association is a global trade association serving the entire produce and floral supply chains by enhancing the marketing of produce, floral, and related products and services worldwide.

Slow Food http://www.slowfoodusa.org

Slow Food USA envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet.

Society for Nutrition Education http://www.sne.org/

The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents the unique professional interests of nutrition educators in the United States and worldwide.

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group http://www.ssawg.org

They strive to empower and inspire farmers, individuals, and communities in the South to create an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just, and humane.

Starting a Food Business http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForIndustry/SmallBusinessAssistance/SmallBusinessGuidetoFDA/UCM081030.pdf

On this "Starting a Food Business" web site, FDA offers information on food safety guidelines and regulations it has established that are required for informative labeling and the safe preparation, manufacture, and distribution of food products.

The New Farm - Farmer-to-Farmer Know-How from The Rodale Institute http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/new_farm

The NewFarm.org is operated by The Rodale Institute and the Institute's web site reaches a global community of food producers to exchange valuable "farmer-to-farmer know-how." NewFarm.org presents expert resources for crop and livestock production, direct marketing, local food systems, policy campaigns and community-building collaborations.

The Rodale Institute http://www.rodaleinstitute.org

Rodale Institute provides farmers with the know-how, tools and techniques they need to succeed; policy-makers the information they need to best support our farmers; and consumers with the resources they need to make informed decisions about the food they buy and eat.

The Rural Coalition http://www.ruralco.org

The Rural Coalition is an alliance of regionally and culturally diverse organizations working to build a more just and sustainable food system which 1.) brings fair returns to minority and other small farmers and rural communities, 2.) ensures just and fair working conditions for farmworkers, 3.) protects the environment and 4.) delivers safe and healthy food to consumer.

The SuperMarket Coop (part of Rural Coalition) - http://www.supermarketcoop.com
A collaborative effort of rural, community-based agricultural cooperatives to employ technology in the preservation of their communities, cultures and farming professions.

TheFoodTimes - All Consuming News http://www.thefoodtimes.com/

TheFoodTimes is a public service project that seeks to transform our understanding of the modern food system. By gathering and distilling existing food news and information, it links the dinner on our plates to our bodies, our communities, our wallets, and the health of the world we leave to our children.

United States Meat Export Federation http://www.usmef.org

United States Meat Export Federation

Electronic Data Information Source http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/

EDIS is the Electronic Data Information Source of UF/IFAS Extension, a collection of information on topics relevant to you


FDACS Agricultural Business Search http://app1.florida-agriculture.com/facts/consumer/

A searchable database of agricultural products and retailers.

Feeding America http://feedingamerica.orgFeeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Feeding America http://feedingamerica.orgFeeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/fs/inspectn.html

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division

Florida Farmlink http://www.floridafarmlink.orgFarmlink is a social and economic networking tool to help communities and farmers build local food connections. Find out what your neighbors have or need or post yourself.

Florida Farmlink http://www.floridafarmlink.orgFarmlink is a social and economic networking tool to help communities and farmers build local food connections. Find out what your neighbors have or need or post yourself.

Florida Organic Growers http://www.foginfo.org/Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc., is a non-profit group that provides information and certification for organic growing processes. FOG supports and promotes organic and sustainable agriculture, educates consumers, farmers, future farmers, businesses, policy makers and the general public.

Florida Organic Growers http://www.foginfo.org/Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc., is a non-profit group that provides information and certification for organic growing processes. FOG supports and promotes organic and sustainable agriculture, educates consumers, farmers, future farmers, businesses, policy makers and the general public.

Gainesville Farm Fresh http://www.gainesvillefarmfresh.com/Gainesville Farm Fresh is an online community resource, focusing on sustainable agriculture and locally grown and raised products. With a belief in a secure community food system, Gainesville Farm Fresh encourages your support of our local growers and the markets and restaurants that also support buying fresh, local produce.

Hogtown Home Grown http://www.hogtownhomegrown.com

Local and seasonal recipes, menus and more.

Localecopia http://www.localecopia.com

Localecopia is a non-profit organization focused on bringing together businesses, producers, educators and government organizations for the purpose lessening our carbon footprint by supporting local product consumption, helping operations better utilize waste and bringing together individuals to help achieve sustainable business practices.

Local Harvest in Florida http://www.localharvest.org/search.jsp?st=10&ty=-1&nm=The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

Local Harvest in Florida http://www.localharvest.org/search.jsp?st=10&ty=-1&nm=The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

PickYourOwn.org http://www.pickyourown.orgFind a pick your own farm near you! This website provides local listings of pick your own (also called U-pick or PYO) farms in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries. There are crop calendars for each local area to tell you what is available to pick throughout the year, local weather forecasts and really easy illustrated directions to show you how to make jam, jelly, salsa, pickles, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, apple butter and 150 other recipes with step-by-step directions to can, freeze, dry or preserve the harvest.

Slow Food USA http://www.slowfoodusa.comSlow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Small Farms and Alternative Enterprise http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/UF/IFAS' Small Farms and Alternative Enterprise site allows you to explore topics related to the production, marketing and economics of specific small farm enterprises.

UF/IFAS Extension Food Safety http://fshn.ifas.ufl.edu/foodsafety/

UF/IFAS Extension Food Safety

Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef http://www.thecandidadiet.com/grass-fed-beef-candida-diet.htm

The Candida Diet provides great information on the health and environmental benefits of pasture fed cows.

Panhandle Fresh Fall Market http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6ef4e2888182708b27cd7fbd2&id=c711f9c815&e=011385f3e6

Welcome to the Panhandle Fresh Market! This online farmers' market bring farmers and community members together for fresh, local produce. Each week, the available produce from local farmers will be posted on the Market website, then Market Members can make their purchases. For more information, please visit the website!

Local Plants http://www.LocalPlants.com

LocalPlants.com was created to help educate homeowners about all of the wonderful landscaping products available from the diversified nurseries located throughout the state. The site is another flexible tool to help small farms, garden centers, and nurseries teach consumers about the plants, trees, and related products that are available to them through their local horticulturists. By typing in their zip code, shoppers can view, learn about, and purchase products from businesses that sell plants in their area.

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