Eating in a Community Food System

How to Buy Local

FoodRoutes Network.

Learn about and locate Farmers Markets, Food Cooperatives, and other types of local food outlets near you.


Chefs Collaborative

Chefs Collaborative.

Promotes sustainable cuisine through local, seasonal and artisan cooking.


Community Supported Agriculture

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Provides a list of resources including articles, statistics, and history about Community Supported Agriculture.


National Farm to College Program

Community Food Security Coalition.

Provides general information on the Farm to College Program as well as links to research reports.


Farm to School Program

Cornell University. Farm to School Extension and Research Program.

Resource for extension educators and community leaders to support efforts to increase the amount of locally-grown foods served in schools.


Find a Farmers Market in Your State

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Search for a farmers market in a specific state based on several criteria.


Guidelines to Increase the Use of Local Foods at Meetings (PDF | 335 KB)

Society for Nutrition Education.

Provides resources for organizations and event planners to support sustainable agriculture.


Local Harvest

Local Harvest.

Supports sustainable agriculture by connecting consumers with local food systems.


Power Eater's Guide to Organic and Sustainable Food (PDF | 374 KB)

University of Wisconsin - Madison. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems.

Copy-ready handout that educates consumers on the benefits of eating locally produced food.


Price Tags / Cost Tags

University of Wisconsin - Madison. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems.

Handouts that describe hidden costs of commonly eaten foods (apples, beer, chicken, coffee, corn, dairy products, eggs, hamburgers, potatoes, soda pop, strawberries, tomatoes, and water) and encourage eaters to seek out more sustainable alternatives.