Resources

Want to know more about how to find local, sustainable food choices? We’ve put together a list of our favorite resources. Discover, learn, connect and eat!



Mobile Apps

Seasonal Food Guide
Find out what produce is in season in your state at any time of year. The app has info on 140+ fruits, veggies, legumes, nuts, and herbs. you can set shopping reminders and reminder for when your favorite foods are in season.

Seafood Watch
It's an app, a website, and a downloadable pdf. The Monterey Bay Aquarium created Seafood Watch, a program designed to raise consumer awareness about the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources. They recommend which seafood to buy or avoid. Their mission is to empower consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans. Download the latest Seafood Watch Guide.

Fooducate
It's a website and an app. Lose weight, track your progress, and eat REAL food. The ONLY APP that looks beyond the calorie and helps you eat healthy and tasty. Scan a product barcode to see what’s really in your food. Fooducate will also show you healthier alternatives! This app provides good nutrition information, whether or not you want to lose weight. Available for iPhone and Android mobile devices.

Good Fish Guide
It's a website, a downloadable pocket guide and an app from the Marine Conservation Society. This App tells you which fish are good to eat, and which to avoid based on whether they come from well managed sustainable stocks or farms. Includes almost every fish you could hope to find in UK shops, restaurants and markets, allowing you to make the best seafood choices. Available for iPhone and Android.

Non-GMO Project Shopping Guide
It's a website, an app and you can download pdf pocket guides. Designed to support consumers right to know what is in our food and in avoiding GMOs, this app features a list of the brands and products that have been verified through the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program.

Harvest
Harvest is your guide to selecting the freshest, ripest, healthiest and best-tasting produce. Whether it's knocking on watermelons, smelling pineapples, squeezing avocados, or examining the color of peaches, you'll always know the best approach.

American Farmers Markets
American Farmers Markets discovers local Farmers Markets across the United States. Through advanced location-based technology and an extensive Farmers Market database, American Farmers Markets guides users directly to organic, locally-grown, farm-fresh food.

Farmers Markets
With this app you can locate the nearest farmers' market based on your location or a location you are planning to visit. You can search by current location, market name, city or county in any state. The app also gives you market details such as payments accepted, website and typical items for sale,

HowGood
Want to know if your food is sustainable, wholesome and honest? HowGood helps you find foods you can feel good about with simple ratings backed by extensive research. Search or scan product barcodes to quickly access the HowGood database of over 200,000 food product ratings. In addition to the app, you can search for product ratings on their website.

Smart Foods - Organic Diet Buddy
This app is a guide to which fruits and vegetables you should buy organic. It also includes farmer's markets information for all 50 States, farmers market locator, nutritional info, prep information, pesticide profiles of fruits and vegetables, GMO information, as well as a daily fruit and vegetable requirement calculator for optimum health.



On The Web

Clean Plates
Clean Plates is the free email that delivers the best of better-for-you eating (and drinking) to your inbox. From white tablecloth restaurants to grab-and-go joints, from recipes to kitchen must-haves, whether you’re an all-veggie eater, meat, and potatoes lover, vegan or going gluten-free, we deliver the best of organic, local, humanely raised, healthy, sustainable, wholesome, and just plain great tasting food.

Shopper's Guide to Pesticides
Created by the Environmental Working Group, the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides helps consumers determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. Produce with the most pesticide residue are called the “Dirty Dozen.” Those with the least amounts of pesticide are called the “Clean 15.”

Eat Local
The NRDC created Eat Local to help consumers find out what’s in season in their state, locate nearby farmers’ markets anywhere in the United States, and check out seasonal recipes.

What's On My Food?
What’s On My Food? was created by the Pesticide Action Network. If you can’t go all organic, this app helps you learn what pesticides are used on an ingredient and what that means to your health and the health of the environment. This app is a searchable database of 93 foods with a summary of that food’s pesticide residue data and health risks associated with each chemical. The latest version now includes the impact of the pesticides on honeybees.

The Eat Well Guide
The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada. The Guide has thousands of listings include family farms, restaurants, farmers’ markets, grocery stores, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, U-pick orchards and more. You can search by location, keyword, category or product to find good food, download customized guides, or plan a trip with the innovative mapping tool, Eat Well Everywhere.

The Northeast Organic Farming Association
The Northeast Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization comprised of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices, and a cleaner environment. NOFA has chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

CT NOFA
CT NOFA is the Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. It is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of local sustainable agriculture. CT NOFA is a growing community, of farmers, gardeners, land care professionals, businesses, and consumers, that encourages a healthy relationship to the natural world.

Local Harvest
Local Harvest is a website where you can find farmers markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and other goodies.

Farm Star Living
Farm Star Living is a website and app (available on iTunes and Google Play) that celebrates farms, farm fresh food and the farm to table food movement. They have a Farm to Table Finder so you can find local-sourced restaurants across the USA, and Farm Fun Finder, listing farms with exciting activities. Plus there is an A-Z Farm Food Guide to help empower you with the health benefits of 100+ fresh food items. They also offer monthly content on farm fresh food, farmers aka Farm Stars, chefs and farm to table restaurants, and seasonal fun activities at farms across the country.

Organic Trade Association
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a member-based association whose mission is to encourage global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade. OTA’s approximately 1,600 members include growers, shippers, retailers, processors, certifiers, farmer associations, brokers, consultants and others promoting all things organic.

FoodPrint
FoodPrint helps you eat your values. Packed with simple information that is grounded in science and collected from the best sources out there, FoodPrint shows you easy ways to make food choices that do less harm to the environment, animals, and people. Brought to you by from the people at GRACE Communications Foundation, FoodPrint is packed with information about how to: eat locally & support farmers, eat less & better meat, eat seasonally & help the environment, eat with less waste, eat to support fair labor & more.

Organic.org
On Organic.org you’ll find information on understanding organic basics to product reviews and the latest organic news. A related site called All Organic Links is a directory of organic-friendly businesses.


Farm Fresh Delivery

CT Farm Fresh
This service is for Connecticut residents only. They deliver locally grown, mostly organic, fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy products, meat, baked goods, maple syrup, local honey, and much more directly from local farms and producers right to your door.

Farmigo
Farmigo connects communities of people (workplaces, community centers, schools, and other locations), directly to multiple local farms, providing a personalized online marketplace for local, fresh-from-harvest food. Members in each food community shop at their dedicated Farmigo farmers market online, pick and choose their preferred items, and then have their orders delivered weekly to their food community site within 48 hours of harvest.

Mike's Organic Delivery
Mike’s Organic Delivery brings sustainable, healthy, delicious food to your door each week. They partner with small farmers, fishermen, artisans, and producers to bring you the highest quality products that you can’t find anywhere else. You can order once in a while, sign up for a CSA, or come shop at their warehouse.

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