Related Websites

The following websites are additional resources intended to improve the users understanding of food marketing and provide better access to both regional and national food markets.

AgMRC (Agricultural Marketing Resource Center) - Iowa State University

An electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture; a collaboration of university research and outreach specialists focused on collecting and interpreting information and creating new research to support value-added agricultural activities.

Agricultural Alternatives-Penn State Extension

Publications on a wide variety of agriculture alternatives.

AgriSeek Ag Marketplace

Online marketplace for equipment, livestock, real estate, jobs, farm-related products and services. This marketplace helps agricultural and rural-based businesses to expand market share through an on-line trading community.

A website for people who like to eat and like to cook.

America Farmland Trust

Committed to protecting the nation's best farm and ranch land and improving the economic viability of agriculture.

Approaching Food Service Establishments with Locally Grown Products

This report, prepared for the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability by the UNL Food Processing Center, helps producers market their products to the foodservice industry and examines the opportunities and obstacles producers may encounter when approaching a restaurant or institution with locally grown products.

Center for Ecoliteracy

Dedicated to education for sustainable living. The Center is a pioneer in providing tools, ideas, and support for combining hands-on experience in the natural world with curricular innovation in K-12 education. It administers a grant program and donor-advised funds, publishes extensively online and in print, and offers resources, seminars, and technicalassistance in support of systemic change.

Climate and Farming

This website provides a unique, comprehensive set of resource materials to help farmers make practical and profitable responses to climate changes, with subjects including: Greenhouse Gases & Climate Change, including and overview of climate science and indicators of climate change in the Northeast; Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture, including effects on crops, livestock, weeds, pests and pathogens; Energy, Greenhouse Gases & Farming, including cost-effective strategies for farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enter the renewable energy marketplace.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.

Community Food Security Coalition

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times. Learn more about grants, conferences, and marketing for sustainable agriculture and feeding programs.

Farm to College -
Bring local food to college dining halls.

Farm to School -
Bring local food to local cafeterias.

The Resource Center is a comprehensive listing of agricultural and related documents from North America and worldwide. It was created to bring the benefits of the Internet to all people presently engaged in the constructive conservation, development, and promotion of the agriculture industry.

Food Routes

Take action with a "Buy Local" campaign, download marketing materials, and more.

FoodMAP (Food Marketing and Processing)

FoodMAP (Food Marketing and Processing) is a comprehensive clearinghouse of marketing and processing information on identifying new markets, learning about alternative agriculture opportunities, locating processing equipment, and understanding processing requirements and ingredients. is a marketplace for buying and selling new and used farm machinery, equipment, seeds, crops, food, livestock and a wide range of services including job opportunities. It combines a worldwide news service with an interactive business directory and international online job market focusing on agriculture and related fields.

Local Harvest

Find CSA programs and local farmers nationwide.

National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs

A national organization that cultivates opportunities for consumers to buy fresh produce from local growers.

National Farmers Union

To protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers and their rural communities.

National GAP Program

Food safety through Good Agricultural Practice.

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Offers in-depth publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and federal sustainable ag activities.

Organic Farming-National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service-ATTRA -
Organic farming addresses fruits, vegetables, agronomic crops, livestock, soils, certification, marketing, pest control, value-added enterprises, post-harvest handling, and greenhouse production. Written largely in response to questions from farmers, the ATTRA publications in this section cover specific issues among the most widely produced organic crops.

Growing Your Range Poultry Business: An Entreprenuer's Toolbox -
This Toolbox is written for anyone who desires to make a profit from range poultry production, whether by direct-marketing "pastured poultry," building a processing plant, or working cooperatively with other producers.

Marketing, Business and Risk Management-National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service-ATTRA -
These resources can guide agricultural business planning and help farmers manage the amount of risk in their enterprises. In addition, some of these resources offer advice on diversifying, developing new markets and adding value to farm products to increase income.

Niche Pork

Niche Pork's mission is to enhance pork consumption by meeting customer demands for value-added pork and pork products while helping increase the opportunity for niche producer profitability.

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

NESAWG is a regional network of member organizations and individuals working together to create a more sustainable and secure regional food system -- one that is economically viable, environmentally sound and socially just and produces safe and healthful food. We work at local, state, regional and national levels to redirect public policy, foster market-based innovation and generate an informed and active citizenry.

Organic Farming Research Foundation

Organic Farming Research Foundation fosters the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems through sponsorship, research and education.

President's Food Safety Working Group

The working group will advise President Obama on how to upgrade our food safety laws for the 21st century, foster coordination throughout government, and ensure that the laws will keep the American people safe.

Produce Marketing Association

The Produce Marketing Association is a global trade association serving the entire produce and floral supply chains by enhancing the marketing of produce, floral, and related products and services worldwide.

Slow Food

Slow Food USA envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet.

Society for Nutrition Education

The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents the unique professional interests of nutrition educators in the United States and worldwide.

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

They strive to empower and inspire farmers, individuals, and communities in the South to create an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just, and humane.

Starting a Food Business

On this "Starting a Food Business" web site, FDA offers information on food safety guidelines and regulations it has established that are required for informative labeling and the safe preparation, manufacture, and distribution of food products.

The New Farm - Farmer-to-Farmer Know-How from The Rodale Institute

The is operated by The Rodale Institute and the Institute's web site reaches a global community of food producers to exchange valuable "farmer-to-farmer know-how." presents expert resources for crop and livestock production, direct marketing, local food systems, policy campaigns and community-building collaborations.

The Rodale Institute

Rodale Institute provides farmers with the know-how, tools and techniques they need to succeed; policy-makers the information they need to best support our farmers; and consumers with the resources they need to make informed decisions about the food they buy and eat.

The Rural Coalition

The Rural Coalition is an alliance of regionally and culturally diverse organizations working to build a more just and sustainable food system which 1.) brings fair returns to minority and other small farmers and rural communities, 2.) ensures just and fair working conditions for farmworkers, 3.) protects the environment and 4.) delivers safe and healthy food to consumer.

The SuperMarket Coop (part of Rural Coalition) -
A collaborative effort of rural, community-based agricultural cooperatives to employ technology in the preservation of their communities, cultures and farming professions.

TheFoodTimes - All Consuming News

TheFoodTimes is a public service project that seeks to transform our understanding of the modern food system. By gathering and distilling existing food news and information, it links the dinner on our plates to our bodies, our communities, our wallets, and the health of the world we leave to our children.

United States Meat Export Federation

United States Meat Export Federation

Berry Growers' Association- New York State

Inform and educate grower members and represent research needs to university and extension people.

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Small Farms Program

A link for organizations and producers to enhance services and educational programs for New York's small farms.

Council on the Environment of NYC

This organization in the Office of the Mayor promotes environmental awareness. Its Greenmarket program promotes regional agriculture and a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for New Yorkers. By managing farmers markets in NYC since 1976, Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland by providing small family farmers with markets to sell fruits, vegetables and farm products.

Farmers' Market Federation Of New York

Provides services and programs to increase farm market viability by maximizing market benefits for sellers, buyers and communities.

Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty

Links the region's farms, food producers, wineries and food establishments to provide local consumers and visitors with a unique culinary experience while in the Finger Lakes.

Food from New York (FFNY)

FFNY is part of the New York Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN:, an economic development nonprofit advocating for a diverse local economy through support for NYC manufacturing. FFNY works to strengthen and grow NYC's food manufacturing industry and its blue collar workforce through comprehensive business services on behalf of food manufacturers that heightens their importance in the regional economy.

Food Systems Network NYC

Food Systems Network NYC brings together organizations and community members who nourish New Yorkers and enrich the regional farm community by addressing gaps and imbalances in the city's food systems.

Fulton Fish Market

After 180 years of operation in Lower Manhattan, the Fulton Fish Market - the largest consortium of seafood wholesalers in the U.S., relocated to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the South Bronx in a brand-new 400,000 SF facility.

Just Food

Just Food connects local farmers to direct marketing opportunities in New York City through CSA in NYC, The City Farms Markets, and Fresh Food for All (our Institutional Purchasing Program).

New York Apple Association

New York Apple Association

New York Beef Industry Council

New York Beef Industry Council

New York Farm Bureau

An organization acting as the voice for New York agriculture.

New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets

Provides marketing statistics and funding opportunities for marketing programs.

New York State Flower Industries-NYSFI

"Are you looking for flowers? Post a wanted item at no charge to find a grower or search by NY zip code to find a greenhouse business near you." The goal of NYSFI is to connect horticultural business: gardencenters, greenhouses, landscapers, and nurseries. Members will be able to place advertisements and wanted items. Anyone can search products currently for sale.

New York State Maple Producers Association

New York State Maple Producers Association

New York Wine & Grape Foundation

New York Wine & Grape Foundation

Niagara Farm Markets

Cooperative Extension in Niagara County maintains an updated list of roadside retail farm markets and community/city markets within the county. Businesses have products grouped in to one or more of 20 categories such as fruit, vegetables, flowers, meats, wines, specialties and agri-tourism opportunities.

Niagara Farm Markets

Cooperative Extension in Niagara County maintains an updated list of roadside retail farm markets and community/city markets within the county. Businesses have products grouped in to one or more of 20 categories such as fruit, vegetables, flowers, meats, wines, specialties and agri-tourism opportunities.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York: NOFA-NY

NOFA-NY is an organization of consumers, gardeners and farmers creating a sustainable regional food system which is ecologically sound and economically viable.

NY Farm Net

NY FarmNet provides farm families with a network of contacts and support services to help them develop skills for dealing with life challenges and transitions - through personalized education, confidential consulting, and referral.

NY Farm Viability Institute

The New York Farm Viability Institute is a farmer-led nonprofit organization that provides grant funding to applied research and outreach education projects that help farms increase profits and provide models for other farms.

NY Farms

Builds partnerships creating public awareness, promoting food system literacy and fostering consumer loyalty to NYS farm products.

NY State Energy Research and Development Authority

Offers technical material and funding opportunities related to farm based renewable and energy conservation measures and practices.

NYS Agriculture Education

Provides curriculum and education programs supporting agriculture in New York State.

Potato Growers, Inc. (Empire State)

Nonprofit grower organization geared toward fostering the potato industry in New York State.

Pride of New York

The Pride of New York Program was developed to promote and support the sale of agricultural products grown and food products processed within New York State.

Pure Catskills

Supports farmers that care for the land surrounding New York City's reservoirs. Using sound environmental practices, Catskills Region farmers provide food that is healthy and water that is pure.

Small Scale Food Processors Association

Addresses the concerns of small scale food processors throughout NY State.

South Central New York Agriculture Team

South Central New York Agriculture Team

The Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship at the NY State Food Venture Center

Offers comprehensive assistance to both beginning and established food entrepreneurs to promote sustainable rural economic development.

Clemson University

Animal & Veterinary Science - Cooperative Extension Service (PSA) - Clemson University Sustainable Agriculture Program SC Jersey Cattle Association - AHP Laws and Regulations - SC Laws on Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - SC Regulations for Clemson University - SC Meat and Poultry Inspection -

From Moo to You; Farm to Table Education Resources

A great program by American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc.

You can download and share educational materials.

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