Community Action Coalition; Community Garden Network »
Directly supports 14 area community gardens throughout the greater Madison area, producing over 260,000 pounds of fresh produce each year.
Community GroundWorks at Troy Gardens »
A non-profit organization dedicated to the development, management, and stewardship of Troy Gardens, 26 acres of open space on the Northside of Madison.
Dane County Buy Local »
A coalition of local independent businesses, social impact groups and citizens working together to support a healthy community economy.
Dane County Food Co-ops »
A list of the food cooperatives in Dane County.
MACSAC (Madison Area CSA Coalition) »
A farmers' coalition involved in community supported agriculture and direct marketing in southwestern Wisconsin.
Slow Food Madison »
The Madison convivium of Slow Food.
Willy Street Coop »
A natural foods cooperative since 1974.
Growing Power »
Non-profit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments they live in through the development of Community Food Systems.
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute »
A public nonprofit education and research organization committed to promoting resource-conserving, ecologically sustainable and economically viable food and farming systems.
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) »
Provides education to farmers and the general public to help agriculture make the transition to a sustainable organic system. They organize the Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference, one of the largest farming conferences in the country.
University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) »
A multidisciplinary center providing research and communications on sustainable agriculture.
National Organizations >>
American Farmland Trust »
A non-profit organization founded in 1980 to protect our nation's farmland.
Center for Food and Justice (Occidental College) »
With a vision for a sustainable and socially just food system, the center engages in collaborative action strategies, community capacity-building, and research and education.
Chefs Collaborative »
A network of chefs, restaurateurs and other culinary professionals who promote sustainable cuisine by teaching children, supporting local farmers, educating each other & inspiring their customers to choose clean, healthy foods.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers »
A non-profit organization building a movement of rural and urban people who foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies, and promotes social justice.
Community Food Security Coalition »
A national non-profit organization working to build sustainable food systems that ensure all people's access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food.
Eat Wild »
Web site for sources for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork and dairy products.
Family Farm Defenders »
Non-profit aiming to create a farmer-controlled and consumer-oriented food and fiber system, based upon democratically controlled institutions that empower farmers to speak for and respect themselves in their quest for social and economic justice.
Farm Aid »
Farm Aid grants funds to farm organizations, churches, and service agencies to be used for direct services, including food and emergency aid, legal assistance, and hotlines. These services have helped thousands of struggling farm families across the country stay on the land. Farm Aid also produces outreach and educational materials about the importance of protecting America's small family farmers.
Food and Society »
An initiative whose purpose is to support community-based food suppliers that adhere to environmentally sound and health promoting practices.
Food Routes »
A national non-profit that provides communications tools and informational resources to organizations working to rebuild local community-based food systems.
Local Harvest »
A national informational resource of small farms, CSA's, farmers' markets, and food co-ops.
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture »
An alliance of hundreds of grassroots, state, regional and national organizations dedicated to sustainable agriculture.
North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability »
A four-state, multi-institutional, farm-to-fork effort designed to improve the profitability and competitiveness of small and mid-size farms in the Midwest.
Oldways Preservation and Exchange Trust »
A non-profit educational organization promoting healthy eating.
Organic Consumers Assn. »
Research and action center for the Organic and Free Trade movements.
Robyn Van En Center for CSA Resources »
A resource center and clearinghouse for information on Community Supported Agriculture.
Share Our Strength »
A non-profit anti-hunger organization working to end hunger and poverty by mobilizing industries and individuals.
Slow Food »
Slow Food is an international association that promotes food and wine culture, but also defends food and agricultural biodiversity worldwide.
Sustainable Agriculture and Research and Education program (SARE) »
A USDA-funded initiative that sponsors competitive grants for sustainable agriculture research and education.
USDA Farmers' Markets »
National directory of farmers' markets.
Community Food Security Coalition Farm-to-School Program »
Brings together farmers, school food service directors, parents, and community organizers to address the barriers and opportunities involved in creating a farm-to-school project
USDA Small Farms/School Meals Initiative »
A step-by-step guide on how to bring small farms and local schools together.
Project Food Land and People »
Promotes approaches to learning to help people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people of the world.
Farm to School »
Farm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.
For Kids >>
Fruit & Veggie Color Champions »
Activity Sheets, Coloring Pages, Recipes Tips and more from the Produce for Better Health Foundation
Horticulture just for Kids »
Great links to gardening and nutrition information and activities for kids.
Chefs A' Field »
Public Television series featuring the culinary adventures of chefs and their children as they go in search of fresh ingredients from the farm and create delicious dishes from their finds.