Looking for a local, family-run, organic, regenerative or biodynamic farm? Farmers markets are always a good place to start. But if yours doesn’t have high quality organic produce or a good selection, use the links below to find a farm in your area.
LocalHarvest.org is an easy-to-use database that helps source organic and regenerative farms, farmers markets, CSA’s, restaurants, grocery stores, co-ops, u-pick farms, farm stands, as well as wholesale and meat processors that sell organic food. Simply choose “Farms” from the drop-down menu at the top of the site and type in your zip code.
If you’re looking for grass-fed meat, Eatwild.com is the site for you. Eat Wild provides a list of small farms that will ship directly to you. Simply open the link and click on your state. You’ll find a list of farms and what they sell. Some raise only 100% grass-fed Angus beef. Others sell 100% pasture-raised slow-growth chicken. Scroll through the site to find what you’re looking for.
Agrilicious.org offers a list of locally grown, organic, biodynamic, and certified humane meats, produce, eggs, and more in your area. They also list farmers markets, food hubs, food delivery, u-pick farms, creameries, and grocers. Simply enter your zip code to get started.
Use these add-on labels as a resource to find organic and regenerative farmers that adhere to the strictest guidelines and standards. Use the resources on these sites to find farms near you or contact them directly.
If you become a member of the Biodynamic Association, you can search their directory to find a biodynamic farm near you.
Regenerationinternational.org offers an interactive map, found under “Resources” on the home page menu. It can help you find a farm in your area that uses regenerative practices.
REGENERATIVE ORGANIC CERTIFIED
Soon, you will be able to go to Rodale Institute’s Regenerative Organic Certified site to find a list of farmers who meet their strict certification requirements for regenerative organic farming practices. They are still in the pilot phase, but once fully realized, this add-on label will let you know that the farmer uses the very best regenerative organic farming practices.
REAL ORGANIC PROJECT
The Real Organic Project site is a great place to learn more about the principles and practices of real organic farming. The farms that have gone through their certification process are truly committed to the principles of organic farming. Contact them to find a farm near you with Real Organic Project certification.
HAVE ORGANIC FOOD SENT TO YOU
A traditional CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, allows you to order fresh, in-season food directly from a local organic or biodynamic farm. Once you find a farm you like, ask if they have a CSA program in your area.
Subscription services, such as Full Circle (ships to Washington State, parts of Idaho, Portland, Oregon, and Alaska) and Farm Fresh To You (ships within the state of California) are a way to get a box of fresh organic produce shipped to your home or office. The boxes are customizable and can be delivered every week, every other week, every three weeks, or once a month.
PICK YOUR OWN
Want to take the kids out to a farm to pick cherries in the summer or pumpkins in the fall? Visit PickYourOwn.org and click on your state for a list of u-pick farms close to you. The site lists what’s in season and also includes honey, meats, milk, and eggs, as well as horse rides, bed and breakfasts, and farm venues for weddings, events, activities, parties, and meetings.
WESTON A. PRICE
Weston A. Price was a pioneer in the food movement and one of the first to advocate for nutrient-dense whole foods. You can find a local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation here—just click on your state to find chapter leaders in your area. Call or email them with your questions.
Looking for raw milk that hasn’t been processed? Realmilk.com from the Weston A. Price Foundation helps you find organic and grass-fed milk. Check out their real milk finder and click on your state for a list of farms that produce raw milk near you. The site also includes the names of retail chains that sell raw milk in your area.
USDA FARMERS MARKET DIRECTORY
To find a list of farmers markets in your city or town, visit the USDA National Farmers Market Directory and type in your zip code.
When using search engines like Google, be very specific when searching for local farms. For example, ask, “Where can I find an organic, or regenerative, or biodynamic farm in [my city]?” If you don’t find what you are looking for, use the “News” option to see if a local media outlet has written about a farm in your area.
“Farm Day” or “Open Farm Day”
Farm day events offer the community an opportunity to visit and/or tour a local farm. Do a quick search to see if there’s a Farm Day in your city/town.
If you’re looking for organic apples, search “Where can I find organic apples near [my city]?” or “Where can I find organic apple farms that will ship to me?”
Visit Coopdirectory.org and click on “Coop Directory Service Listing” in the menu bar on the left and then click on your state for a list of food co-ops in your area.
The Eatwell guide will help you find organic food, restaurants, and farmers markets near you.
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