Helpful Organizations & Links
This section contains links to websites related to CSAs, farming, and food.
The Beyond Organic radio show is an unique environmental radio and multimedia program, addressing issues of organic food and farming, social and environmental sustainability.
The “Food Sleuth” mission is to “digest” nutrition research, expose diet fraud and help consumers think beyond their plates.
The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy.
LocalHarvest is America’s #1 organic and local food website. We maintain a definitive and reliable “living” public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Our search engine helps people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area. Our online store helps small farms develop markets for some of their products beyond their local area.
The National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards.
MOSES serves farmers striving to produce high-quality, healthful food using organic and sustainable techniques. These farmers produce more than just food; they support thriving ecosystems and vibrant rural communities.
Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program.
Season Extension in the Midwest was created as a place for farmers to go and learn about the many new and exciting growing opportunities in season extension.
Growing for Market is America’s most respected publication about growing and direct marketing vegetables, fruits, herbs, cut flowers, plants, and other farm products.
A diverse forum for discussing questions related too permaculture.
Farm Direct helps you find fresh, locally grown food by connecting you directly with Illinois farmers. We invite you to search our directory, or learn more about this project
The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) is a unique partnership between the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota Extension, and the Sustainers’ Coalition, a group of individuals and community-based nonprofit organizations.
The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.
A listing of farms that sell local food in southern Wisconsin.
A cooperative of 1,652 farm families that is devoted to producing high quality organic foods.
Non-profit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments they live in through the development of Community Food Systems.
A public nonprofit education and research organization committed to promoting resource-conserving, ecologically sustainable and economically viable food and farming systems.
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.
A multidisciplinary center providing research and communications on sustainable agriculture.
The agency responsible for food safety, animal and plant health, protecting water and soil and monitoring fair and safe business practices.
An organization devoted to generating credible, peer reviewed scientific information and communicating the verifiable benefits of organic farming and products to society.
International research centre devoted to researching and promoting the benefits of organic food production.
The Leopold Center is a research and education center with statewide programs to develop sustainable agricultural practices that are both profitable and conserve natural resources
The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) focuses on topics related to sustainable and alternative agricultural systems, crops and livestock. We work to implement the NAL mission of “advancing access to global information for agriculture.”
Comprehensive database of sustainable agriculture information.
A foundation devoted to generating practical, science-based knowledge to support modern organic farming systems.
The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a national nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing.
Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates global solutions from the ground up. Our soil scientists and a cooperating network of researchers have documented that organic farming techniques offer the best solution to global warming and famine. We were founded in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale.