Community Supported Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture
Just Food began in autumn 1994 as the all-volunteer effort of a number of NYC and Northeast food-system leaders to promote a holistic approach to food, hunger and agriculture issues. Through our two major programs, The City Farms and CSA in NYC, along with other initiatives, we are creating, economic and social justice through local, sustainable food systems. Most important, we provide New Yorkers and others meaningful ways to build just and sustainable alternatives to the destructive, corporate-controlled global industrialized food system.
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, dedicated to educating the public on the importance of a sustainable food and agriculture system that is economically viable, environmentally sound, socially just, and humane.
The Robyn Van En Center for CSA Resources has a good explanation and history of the Community Supported Agriculture and includes a link to the National CSA Farm, information on resources, publications and assistance and support.
Founded in 1978, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers is a nonprofit member-activist organization. CAFF political and educational campaigns are building a movement of rural and urban people who foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies, and promotes social justice. Members are urbanites, farmers, environmentalists, rural activists, students, and anyone concerned with the social and environmental dimensions of agriculture.
Community Supported Agriculture of North America at the University of Massachusetts Extension has a good discussion of Community Supported Agriculture as well as a resource list.
The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (BDA), a non-profit organization open to the public, was formed in the U.S. in 1938 in order to foster, guide, and safeguard the Biodynamic method of agriculture. They have an excellent page on Community Supported Agriculture and a data base of CSA farms telling which are certified organic or biodynamic.
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, one of several Information Centers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, has pages on organic food production, sustainable agriculture, and community supported agriculture and has a state-by-state listing of CSA farms.
Organic Consumers Association, a public interest organization dedicated to building a healthy, safe, and sustainable system of food production and consumption. We are a global clearinghouse for information and grassroots technical assistance.
The Vegetarian Resource Group A great source of recipes, cookbooks and other services for vegetarians.
Veggies Unite! Has a search engine for recipes.
Vegetarian Union of North America You can find a huge data base of recipes here.
The Viva Vegie Society Check out their "101 Reasons I'm a Vegetarian," VivaVine newsletter and Cyberpeas, a resource for meeting fellow vegetarians.
EarthSave EarthSave promotes food choices that are healthy for people and the planet.
Vegetarian Times A monthly magazine chock full of recipes. And you can subscribe on line.
A monthly magazine of vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, and