Sources of Sustainable Food
Every time you consume food, you vote with your dollar and choosing what you buy.
We can choose to vote for the system that is systematically destroying your health, animal welfare and the planet.
Or we can support those who are stewarts of our planet and in turn helping us by feeding us highly nutritious and non-toxic food.
Eating locally and seasonally is better for you and your wallet.
To help you locate foods that support you AND the planet, I have put this extensive list together. It includes apps that help you locate sustainable, local and seasonal foods.
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CSA-Community Supported Agriculture You could also shop locally and seasonally from a CSA. This is the CSA I use: – FarmFreshToYou.com * Use code:CARZ5379 to receive $15 off first order
It delivers organic fruits, vegetables, local goods & artisan products fresh from the field/rancher/producer to my door.You can customize your box. You can choose (& change) the size and type of box that works for you. You can even skip deliveries or change your delivery frequency to fit your schedule.
Find a local CSA
VitalChoice Seafood * Sometimes its really hard to find good seafood around. If I cannot find what I am looking for at the farmer’s market I usually shop online. There are a limited online source from which you can shop but I personally use this one. New customers save 10% on purchases. Free shipping for orders over $99.
Weston A. Price Foundation
The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Check out their Find Real Food.
The association’s activities seek to defend biodiversity in our food supply, spread the education of taste, and link producers of excellent foods to consumers.
Is an excellent source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed animals and dairy products. Here’s their Shopping List.
The Find Good Food map can help you connect with local farmers and start eating the freshest, tastiest food around. Find your local food on their interactive map, listing farmers, CSAs, and local markets near you.
Seasonal Produce Guide can help you explore different fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Here is a great source that compliments with your farmer’s market shopping.
Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals
A free, online directory of sustainably-raised meat, poultry, dairy and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns and hotels, and online outlets in the US and Canada.
Locavore helps consumers find out what local foods are in season, and locate the closest farmers markets selling them. The app has lots of information about local producers and provides seasonal recipes to best use fresh, local ingredients.
The HarvestMark Traceability app allows users to trace their fresh food back to the farm that it came from by scanning any fruit or vegetable with the HarvestMark logo and pull up the item’s information on the app. It also provides instant updates on any food recalls affecting HarvestMark produce.
FindFruit (Neighborhood Fruit)
For fruit that’s as fresh as possible, forego the supermarket and use the Find Fruit app to locate fruit trees growing in public spaces. Users can also search fruit trees in their area according to seasonality, type, and proximity.
With the Food Community app, consumers can search and discover local vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, locally-grown, and organic restaurants. They can also connect and collaborate with a community of people who share the same dietary choices
Search or browse the Clean Plates app database to find restaurants offering vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and organic dining options. Professional reviews offer insight and suggestions for different dining experiences.
Helps to identify and provide information about the uses of wild edible plants. The app offers harvesting methods, preparation instructions and recipes, and medicinal information for foraged plants, as well as a botanical glossary for reference.
Helping consumers make healthy food choices to create a sustainable system.
Helps consumers pick the best seasonal fruits and vegetables, has a farmer’s market directory and includes Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen list.
Non-GMO Shopping Guide
Educates consumers about GMOs with a downloadable shopping guide.
Farm Stand or the USDA Farmers Markets Search to quickly find a farmer’s market near you.
A shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce, listing the twelve best and worst non-organic produce.
Organic Pastures Dairy
Unprocessed, unpasteurized, and unchanged from what nature intended.
By Environmental Defense Fund.
Great site for those interested in eating fish that are both good for you and good for our oceans.
ThriveMarket * They have great variety of world’s best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices. Think Costco meets Whole Foods online. You can read more about their deal and offers here if you are interested.
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