Helpful Organizations & Links

This section contains links to websites related to CSAs, farming, and food.

National Organizations

Ecological Farming Association

The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy.

Local Harvest

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

The National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

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.

Growing For Market

Growing for Market is America’s most respected publication about growing and direct marketing vegetables, fruits, herbs, cut flowers, plants, and other farm products.

Permaculture Forum

A diverse forum for discussing questions related too permaculture.

Midwest Organizations

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

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.

Illinois Farm Direct

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

Minnesota Institute For Sustainable Agriculture

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.

Land Stewardship Project

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.

Farm Fresh Atlas

A listing of farms that sell local food in southern Wisconsin.

Organic Valley

A cooperative of 1,652 farm families that is devoted to producing high quality organic foods.

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.

University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS)

A multidisciplinary center providing research and communications on sustainable agriculture.

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

The agency responsible for food safety, animal and plant health, protecting water and soil and monitoring fair and safe business practices.

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

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

Agricultural Resources

Organic Center

An organization devoted to generating credible, peer reviewed scientific information and communicating the verifiable benefits of organic farming and products to society.

Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming

International research centre devoted to researching and promoting the benefits of organic food production.

National Agricultural Library, Alternative Agriculture Information Center

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.”

National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service

Comprehensive database of sustainable agriculture information.

Organic Farming Research Foundation

A foundation devoted to generating practical, science-based knowledge to support modern organic farming systems.

Organic Materials Research Institute

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

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.

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition