TOPIC: ORGANIC FARMING (24)

The Lancaster Food Company

http://www.thelancasterfoodcompany.com

Inspired by a bounty of local produce and a disproportion of local area poverty, The Lancaster Food Company’s mission is to create extraordinary food sourced from nearby organic farmers and hire people out of poverty into thriving-wage jobs. The only certified organic food company in Lancaster, PA, the company’s mission includes paying better than living wages and hiring people who might otherwise have difficulty getting work because of personal histories, education, literacy, or language barriers. 

HarvestGeek

http://www.harvestgeek.com

The core ideal which we believe at HarvestGeek is that the economics of large-scale industrial agriculture is not a sustainable proposition thus the need for efficient, tested and reproducible methods of small-scale food production. We'd like to see communities producing the bulk of their own food. The benefits to this we believe are many.
By empowering the local food movement, communities will benefit from new employment opportunities, money spent on food will stay in the community, fossil fuel use due to food transportation will drop off sharply, impoverished areas access to (healthy) food will increase, and we will be seeding a new generation with an appreciation for food, their health, and their connection to the Earth.

Raising Organic Family Farms

http://raisingorganicfamilyfarms.com

Raising Organic Family Farms is a multi-year initiative designed to inspire a new generation of organic family farmers and provide financial, education and mentoring support to aspiring organic farmers.

Farm Forward

http://www.farmforward.com

Farm Forward implements innovative strategies to promote conscientious food choices, reduce farm animal suffering, and advance sustainable agriculture.

Sqirl

http://sqirlla.com

Sqirl subscribes to the philosophy that as far as fruit preservation goes, nothing beats tradition. Our jams, jellies and marmalades are made with produce from family-owned farms that practice sustainable, certified organic methods that are in close proximity1 to our kitchen in Los Angeles, California.

Back to the Roots

http://www.backtotheroots.com

Back to the Roots is an organization on a mission to take back our food and take back our health by creating that make it as easy as possible for people to grow their own food at home. The BTTR Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden and Home Aquaponics Garden encourage fresh, healthy eating as well as learning about where food comes from and why what we choose to eat is crucial to our health. 

Bucky Box

http://www.buckybox.com

Bucky Box is the future of local food distribution. Simple to use, powerful software for automating ordering, customer accounts, packing & delivery logistics, and payments & billing reconciliation. Bucky Box is a social enterprise, supporting the local food movement through innovative partnerships, to bring about a better food system for people & planet.

The Urban Homestead Project

http://urbanhomestead.org

Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a freeway, the Urban Homestead project is a family operated and highly productive city farm. It is also a successful, real-life working model for sustainable agriculture and eco living in urban areas. 

Bike A Bee

http://bikeabee.com

Bike·a·Bee is connecting Chicago greenspaces, community gardens and urban farms with beehives that need a nice sunny spot to live. All of the hives are visited and cared for on a bike!

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Bike A Bee, Chicago, Bee, Beehive, Beekeeping, Urban Farming, Bike, Bicycle

Farmigo

http://www.farmigo.com

Farmigo's mission is to enable households across the country to receive fresh, wholesome food direct from local farms and producers delivered direct to convenient pick-up locations. Farmigo provides an online marketplace for consumers to find, select, and receive fresh food. Through group buying dynamics and subscription pricing, consumers attain affordable prices for organic food. Each farm and producer listed in the marketplace receives an Internet based logistics management system to track harvest, packing, routes, and member payment.

Farming the City

http://farmingthecity.net

CITIES' Farming the City pilot project has been running in Amsterdam since November 2010, bringing city dwellers to explore inspirational ways of producing, storing, cooking, preserving, distributing and sharing food. 

Future Feeders

http://futurefeeders.weebly.com

Future Feeders is growing the next generation of farmers. We want to engage young people in agriculture and develop pathways for skills development and long term happy, viable and sustainable careers in food production and land management. We are committed to ethical land stewardship and believe that this will be an essential foundation for successful food production now and into the future.

Jones Valley Teaching Farm

http://jonesvalleyteachingfarm.org

Jones Valley Teaching Farm is not just a place where delicious food grows—it’s a place where young minds blossom. Our mission, put simply, is to make our community a healthier place. And our focus is empowering future generations with an education eat smarter, think healthier—and live better.

WWOOF-World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

http://www.wwoof.org

WWOOF is a world wide network of organisations. We link volunteers with organic farmers, and help people share more sustainable ways of living.
WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. 

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)

http://ofrf.org

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has a very clear vision -- that organic farming will be the leading form of agriculture in America. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policy that brings more farmers and acreage into organic production. Founded in 1990, OFRF is a leading  champion of American organic family farmers.