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

True Food Shoppers Guide
True Food Shoppers Guide gives consumers information regarding common GM ingredients, as well as brands to look for and to look out for, as well as common sense tips to keep you in the know and help you find and avoid GM ingredients wherever you shop.

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.”

Locavore (last update 2013)
Locavore auto-detects what state your in (only covers the US), tells you food that’s in season near you, tells you food that’s coming into season near you, gives you farmer’s markets near you and links to articles and recipes.

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.

Farmstand
Farmstand connects you with locally grown food. Find markets in your area, share photos, post deals you’ve found, and help support your local community by telling everyone what’s great at your farmers’ market. Available for iPhone.

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.

Food Tripping
food Tripping helps you find great alternatives to fast food wherever you are. It locates the closest eateries, juice joints, farmers’ markets, microbreweries, and more. It’s a collaboration from SHFT.com and Ford Motor Company, in a partnership dedicated to helping conscious consumers find better options. Available for iPhone and Android mobile devices.


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.

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 Fairfield Green Food Guide
Fairfield Green Food Guide is an award-winning website dedicated to providing Fairfield County consumers with resources, breaking news, and events that support their efforts to eat more local, organic and sustainably grown food.

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.

Buy CT Grown
Buy CT Grown connects consumers with Connecticut grown products quickly and easily – whether on a menu, at a farm, farmers’ market or local nursery. The website features a chart of what’s currently in season. You can sign up to receive in-season alerts for your favorite fruits and vegetables, reminders about upcoming food and farm events, or seasonal recipes from Connecticut chefs and more.

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. For a directory of OTA members and the products and services they offer or to locate an organic retailer near you, visit www.theorganicpages.com. For resources related to transitioning from conventional to organic, visit www.howtogoorganic.com.

Sustainable Table
Sustainable Table provides a variety of ways to receive up-to-date information on the sustainable food movement and builds community among health conscious consumers via newsletters, blogs, forums and interactive media. A comprehensive Issues section provides links to more information about sustainability topics. The Sustainable Kitchen section provides consumers with feature articles on sustainable food, cooking, recipes, and 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.

MarWin Farm
A Connecticut farm that delivers healthy meats and meals, delivered fresh from the farm direct to your door anywhere in Connecticut. Always Non-GMO. They specialize in duck, chicken and Berkshire pork.

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