National Local Food Programs

National Local Food Programs

State Local Food Programs

Alabama, Alaska, ArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgia, Hawaii, IdahoIllinois, IndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippi, MissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South DakotaTennesseeTexas, US Virgin Islands, UtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming
 

 

Alabama

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh, Buy Local , increase market access, sales volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Grow Alabama, gives a direct connection to the family farms of Alabama.

Alaska

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

Arizona

 

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

County Specific Programs

  • Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture, helping to create a local food supply in southern Arizona, and strengthening local food production and marketing by educating both producers and consumers.

Arkansas

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

California

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh, Buy Local creating long term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • California Grown, created to reconnect the ties between the land and the consumers, and restore pride in homegrown products.
  • Community Alliance with Family Farmers,  building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture.

County Specific Programs

  • Local Food Coalition, Nevada County, working together to support local farmers, preserve local farms and farmland, and ensure a local food supply in western Nevada County.
  • Nevada County Grown, strengthening the connection between local farmers and ranchers and the larger community.

Colorado

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh, Buy Local, creating long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Colorado Local Sustainability, support local sustainable food production, educates consumers on food related and sustainability issues and works to build community through food and sustainability.
  • Grow Local Colorado, developed by community leaders to help people grow more food locally.
  • High Plains Food Coop, promote a culture of stewardship by cultivating farmer-consumer relationships, promote the enjoyment of healthy food, and enhance overall rural sustainability.

Connecticut

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy CT Grown, helping you find locally grown food and farm products in Connecticut.
  • Farm to Chef Program, connects Connecticut chefs to growers and producers and also helps the public located restaurants and other dining facilities serving locally grown food.
  • Harvest New England, supporting the sale of New England - grown produce through supermarket channels, the program now includes all New England food and agricultural products.
  • Local Food Guide to Connecticut

Delaware

Statewide Agencies

Florida

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

Georgia

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Athens Locally Grown, a group of nearly a hundred small farms and gardens around Athens that raise produce ranging from dairy, to fruits and vegetables, to meats and herbs.
  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Buy Local, Georgia Organics promotes Georgia organically grown produce.
  • Buy Local Savannah recognizes local businesses that contribute to the economic prosperity and encourage community activism.

Hawaii

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

Idaho

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • IdahoPreferred, Locally grown Idaho foods, dedicated to identifying and promoting Idaho food and agricultural products.
  • Rural Roots, supports and enhances sustainable and organic agriculture and local food networks.

Illinois

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Family Farmed, encouraging organic farming by connecting buyers with regional farmers.
  • Illinois Farm Direct, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - A searchable, on-line directory of Illinois farmers growing and selling local foods to consumers.

Indiana

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Indiana Foodways Alliance, dedicated to the celebration, promotion, and preservation of the authentic food culture of Indiana.

Iowa

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

County-Specific Programs

Kansas

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Buy Fresh North Central Kansas, promote regional farms and agri-tourism businesses that market directly to the consumer.

Kentucky

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Kentucky Proud Market, offering specialty foods, beverages, and hand-crafted items grown and produced by Kentucky farmers and producers.

Louisiana

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.

Maine

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Eat Local Foods Coalition of Maine, creating a shift toward locally-based food system that is economically vibrant, environmentally sustainable and healthy.
  • Get Real. Get Maine! connecting producers directly with consumers.
  • Harvest New England, supporting the sale of New England-grown produce through supermarket channels, the program now includes all New England food and agricultural products.

County-Specific Programs

  • Maine Highlands Farmers, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Somerset Counties, develops new markets to enhance farmer to community relationships and increase farm revenues.

Maryland

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Maryland's Best, a program created by the Maryland Department of Agriculture's Marketing and Agribusiness Development section, connecting producers and consumers.

County Specific Programs

  • So Maryland, So Good, connecting the growers from the five Southern Maryland counties directly with consumers.

Massachusetts

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Community Involved in Sustainable Agriculture, strengthens local agriculture by building connections between farmers and the community.
  • Harvest New England, supporting the sale of New England grown produce through supermarket channels, the program now includes all New England food and agricultural products.
  • The Food Project, trains youth and adults to produce healthy food for residents of urban Massachusetts.

County Specific Programs

Michigan

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

County-Specific Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, Western Michigan.
  • Taste the Local Difference, Michigan Land Use Institute, Traverse City, Michigan - This website promotes the production and consumption of local foods in a 10-county area of northwest Michigan.

Minnesota

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Heartland Food Network, working with Minnesota dining establishments, catering companies, institutional food service buyers and food distributors to encourage the increased consumption of locally grown foods.
  • Local Foods Program, Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy, connecting the Upper Midwest and around the Midwest with those around the world. Also strengthening small and medium scale sustainable farms.
  • Minnesota Grown, a partnership between Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesotans who grow or raise specialty crops and livestock.
  • Slow Food Minnesota, defending the biodiversity of our food, offer taste education and link producers of excellent food to consumers.
Mississippi
 

Statewide Agencies

Missouri
 

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Eat Wild, a direct link between local farmers selling all-natural, grass-fed products to consumers.
  • Missouri Exchange, a place to buy and sell Missouri-produced products and a source of information for market participants.
Montana
 

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) - dedicated to grassroots solutions for resource conservation and local economic vitality in Montana.
  • Buy Fresh Buy Local - increasing market access, sale volume, net income and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Buy Local Montana - supporting the consumption of locally grown foods because the entire community receives the benefits.
  • Montana Made - local food buying initiative to optimize the use of Montana grown and/or processed products.

Nebraska 

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Nebraska Food Cooperative, helping Nebraska farmers, gardeners, and craftspeople come together.

Nevada

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Nevada Grown, promotes Nevada agricultural producers and their products.

New Hampshire

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Harvest New England, supporting the sale of New England-grown produce through supermarket channels, the program now includes all New England food and agricultural products.
  • New Hampshire Farm to School Program, creating a sustainable and expandable business and educational program that connects NH farms and farm products to NH classrooms and cafeterias.
  • New Hampshire Farm to Restaurant Connection, links New Hampshire farms and food businesses with New Hampshire consumers and restaurants.

New Jersey

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.

New Mexico

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local - Increasing market access, sale volume, net income and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Farm To Table - Dedicated to promoting locally based agriculture through education, community outreach and networking.
  • New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council - Works to build the capacity of agencies, organizations and individuals and of communities to advocate local, state and national agricultural policies.
  • Southwest Marketing Network - Help Southwest producers and communities develop new and improved markets and enterprises and to rebuild local food systems.

New York

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Buy Local. Buy Pride of New York, promote and support the sale of agriculture products grown and food products grown and food products processed within the state of New York.

County Specific Programs

North Carolina

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

North Dakota

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

Ohio

 Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • A Taste of Ohio, promoting Ohio made foods, unique retail outlets, and food marketplace events.
  • Ohio Proud, promotes food and agricultural products that are made and grown in Ohio.

Area Specific Programs

  • Local Food Columbus, reports on issues affecting central Ohio, and making locally grown food available for all.

Oklahoma

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing marketing access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Closer to Home: Healthy Food, Farms and Families, Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 2009 - This report looks at Oklahoma’s food system from farm to table, combining information on nutrition, health and food access along with information about agricultural production and marketing.
  • Oklahoma Farm to School, aims at getting Oklahoma-grown food on the cafeteria trays, encourages farmers to sell produce to schools and encourages schools to buy from local producers.
  • The Oklahoma Food Connection: A Directory of Agricultural Producers, Crops and Institutional Buyers, Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, updated 2009 - This directory consists of four sections: a list of Oklahoma farms by county, a list of crops and the farms that grow them, a list of institutions interested in buying locally grown foods and more information on farm-to-school and food policy in Oklahoma.
  • Oklahoma Food Cooperative, only sell food and non-food products that are made in Oklahoma, connecting our family farms to your family table.
  • Oklahoma Grown, connecting consumers directly to the farmers producing fresh fruits and vegetables.

County Specific Programs

  • Frontier Country Buy Fresh Buy Local, a connection to the Oklahoma City metro area's freshest and most delicious local food.
  • Sustainable Green County, Buy Fresh Buy Local, making it fun and easy to find delicious, farm-fresh foods in northeast Oklahoma.

Oregon

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Ecotrust Food and Farm Program, is building food networks of flourishing farms, vibrant communities, and healthy eaters.

Pennsylvania

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Farm to City, uniting communities, families and farmers year round through good local food.
  • Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture, working to improve the economic prosperity, environmental soundness and social propriety of Pennsylvania.
  • The PA Preferred Program, a labeling program that helps consumers identify products of Pennsylvania agriculture, providing a valuable service to both the producer and consumer.

Puerto Rico

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

Rhode Island

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Local RI, connecting independent businesses and organizations wanting to sell their local products to communities in Rhode Island.
  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island - This website is home to the Local Food Guide to Rhode Island, which includes searchable directories of farms, community gardens and local food businesses in the state.
  • Harvest New England, supporting the sale of New England grown produce through supermarket channels, the program now includes all New England food and agriculture produce.

South Carolina

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

South Dakota

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Dakota Flavor - a directory of agricultural products, producers and processors.

Tennessee

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local - Increasing market access, sale volume, net income and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Local Goods - Supports products that are locally grown, processed, crafted and manufactured.
  • Tennessee Farm Fresh - Tennessee Farm Bureau and Department of Agriculture work together to assist producers with the promotion of their products and connecting them to local consumers.

Texas

Statewide Agencies

US Virgin Islands

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

Utah

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Utah's Own, sponsored by the Utah Department of Agriculture to encourage consumers to shop Utah, Buy Utah, and Build Utah.

Vermont

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Harvest New England supports the sale of New England-grown produce through supermarket channels. The program now includes all New England food and agriculture products.
  • Smart Growth Vermont provides ideas of how to conserve, develop, steward and connect with the land.
  • Vermont Fresh Network encourages farmers, food producers and chefs to work directly with each other to build partnerships.

County-Specific Programs

  • Addison County Locally Grown is an online farmers' market where farmers may register to sell their own produce.
  • Local Growers Guide, a guide to locally produced food in the Champlain Valley and central Vermont, helps you find and learn more about local farmers.
  • Mad River Valley Localvore Project celebrates and supports local food in the Mad River Valley, those who eat it and those who grow it, through education, community connections and collective wisdom.

Virginia

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Farm-to-School, bringing nutritious fresh food from local farms to schools including K-12, colleges, and universities.
  • Virginia Grown, supporting Virgina agriculture by promoting products from local farmers, producers and processors.

Washington

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Eat Local in North Central Washington, this organization believes that food should be locally grown in healthy soil, on successful family farms by our friends and neighbors.
  • P-Patch Community Gardens, contributing to Seattle's urban agriculture with youth projects and more than 60 gardens.

West Virginia

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, increasing market access, sale volume, net income, and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • West Virginia Independent Consumer and Farmer Association, to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade that fosters availability of locally grown or home-produced food products.

Wisconsin  

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local, Southern Wisconsin, increasing market access, sale volume, and net income and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.
  • Buy Local Buy Wisconsin, database of grocers interested in purchasing locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, cheese and more from local farmers, growers, producers, and manufacturers.
  • Wisconsin Local Food, educate people about what grows around them, develop and strengthen a connection between farmers, consumers, and chefs.

Wyoming

Statewide Agencies

Statewide Programs

  • Buy Fresh Buy Local - Increasing market access, sale volume, net income and long-term stability of direct marketing farmers, and strengthening the viability of independent farmers and businesses.

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