From Edward Behr, this wonderful quarterly (40+ pages, no ads) covers food, wine, cheese, etc., focusing on artisanal sources and restaurants. It is both very well-edited and well-written. Be sure to order back issues and also the recently revised book, The Artful Eater, which covers the early years of this journal. Simply put, the Art of Eating is the best food/wine publication in the English language.American Livestock Breeds Conservancy This nonprofit organization is working to protect more than 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Included are asses, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.
We think that Farmers' Markets
are your best source for the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful produce. Here's how to find them:
Food Routes You can find Farmers' Markets and CSA farms.
A lot of useful links/searches make this a very, very good site! You can find Farmer’s Markets and CSA farms (Community Supported Agriculture).Warning: Some of the best stuff on this site is deep in. FoodRoutes also has an incredible links list – it will take you days to go through them all.
and perhaps even better than Farmer's Markets are CSAs:
Agriculture) How a CSA works: You subscribe for a period of time and receives a weekly basket of produce. Some CSA farms deliver, many don't. Some allow, ask or require you to help out in some way.
The weekly basket from a farm is, of course, different for each farm and the contents of the basket will also differ each week - whatever is ripe goes into your basket. No, you don’t get to choose what you get - but, this is sort of cool; some of the produce that you get, may be items which you might never purchase otherwise – this leads to questions and revelations like “What do I do with it?”, “Ah, Found a Recipe!”, “Wow – it’s actually Pretty Good!”, and the “I feel sort of dopey for ignoring this vegetable or fruit all of my life”. Okay, so this doesn’t always happen. But it definitely does happen.
Besides the Farmers' Market finders above, you can also find CSAs via these two links: WSAREs CSA search list and Biodynamic Farming & Gardening.ATTRA - National Sustainable
Service They provide "information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States."Euro-Toques International A chef's organization dedicated to protecting the quality and flavor of foods, promoting the know-how of food craftsmen, preserving the ability to make and by cheeses made from raw milk, and much more. Farm to Chef
Express 200 miles north of NYC, a group of farmers have banded together to get their products to NYC chefs. (We have this on our site as we think this is a great idea!)
Seafood Watch Imagine if there was an independent organization trying to keep an eye on which seafoods were safe and responsibly caught/harvested. Then imagine they made it easy to find each fish on their website - and allowed you to print a regional seafood chart for where you live?!
The Real Milk Campaign "...A return to humane, non-toxic, pasture-based dairying and small-scale traditional processing."Organic Consumers Association A big website with a lot of information! RAW-Certified A certification organiniztion for raw food.High Fructose Corn Syrup List
at Accidental Hedonist The is a huge and ever-growing list of products containing HFCS - the number one cause of obesity in America. Jack has submitted quite a few products to this list. This second (incomplete) list tells you what food at Fast Food restaurants is fattening you with HFCS. Roots of Change ...is a "collaborative of diverse leaders and institutions which are unified in a common pursuit of achieving a sustainable food system in California by 2030." They also have a blog (RocFund news-oriented).Sustainable Table This site has an incredibale amount of information on sustainable food and ag, including pages on Sustainable Food in Schools,Sustainable Kitchens and sources for Sustainable Shopping. Eat Wild From their site: “The Clearinghouse for Information about Pasture-Based Farming” and "is your source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry and dairy products." There's also information on Mad Cow Disease and a great links list. Beyond Pesticides From their site: “... works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.” They have a good information on Organic Lawn care, too.
Food & Brain Websites
The Edible Schoolyard
Learn all about the great, innovative lunch program at a
Berkeley, CA middle school.
Slow Food in Schools
This is a “national program of
garden to table projects with
children that cultivates the
senses and teaches an
ecological approach to food.”
Rudd Sound Bites
Eleven writers contribute to the blog of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. It aims to encourage global discussion of the most critical issues on food policy and obesity.
Jeff McIntire-Strasburg writes about sustainability issues, green/sustainable business and environmental politics.
Slow Food USA Slow Food is an organization whose members care about biodiversity, heirloom foods and eating local products
from small farms. Their US website is great for learning about local conviviums, regional events, etc.