Here are some of my favorite healthy food resources – where to find a farmer’s market, get wild fish, find grass-fed meat and more:
Local Harvest offers a definitive and reliable nationwide directory of farmers markets, family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
Food Routes is a national nonprofit dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food, the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables.
Eat Well is an online directory of sustainably-raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs. Enter your zip code to find healthful, humane, and eco-friendly products from farms, stores, and restaurants in your area.
Eat Wild lists local suppliers for grass-fed meat and dairy products.
Buy Local Food
Buy Local Food is dedicated to sustaining agriculture and promoting the products of small farms.
Find a Farmers’ Market
Find a Farmers’ Market, the USDA National Farmers Market Directory, maintained by AMS Marketing Services, is designed to provide members of the public with convenient access to information about U.S. farmers market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, and accepted forms of payment.
Real Time Farms
Real Time Farms is a crowd-sourced nationwide food guide, which enables you to trace your food back to the farm it came from, whether staying in or dining out, so you can find food you feel good about eating.
EWG Food News
EWG Food News: EWG’s Shopper’s Guide helps you make informed choices about the produce you buy. Check out their list of 48 Fruits and Vegetables with Pesticide Residue Data.
Nutsonline is a great resource for bulk ordering of organic and certified gluten-free grains, flours, nuts and other dry goods.
Vital Choice is a trusted source for fast home delivery of the world’s finest wild seafood, harvested from healthy, well-managed wild fisheries and farms.
The Non-GMO Project
The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products.The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
This one is great if you live in San Francisco, Brooklyn, Los Angeles or New Orleans. Good Eggs allows you to order groceries from local farmers and foodmakers, and either pick them up or have them delivered to you. It’s a great resource for local meat, dairy, eggs and other goodies like raw honey and gluten-free bread.
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