Even if farming is not for you, you can still get involved in supporting agriculture and individual farms in your community.
What You Can Do...
To support local food and community development:
Purchase food directly from a local farmer through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership, at a farmers’ market or farm stand, or at a grocery store that stocks local food.
- Advocate for the purchase of local foods in your schools, hospitals and other institutions. www.farmtoschool.org www.noharm.org/us_canada/issues/food/
Start a garden for you and your neighbors to enjoy the benefits of fresh food, an active lifestyle and fellowship.
To be more aware in your state:
Check your State Department of Agriculture to learn about agriculture and program initiatives in your state.
Access your extension services and explore the wealth of services and opportunities provided in your area.
To support local, regional, or national organizations that advocate for sustaining agriculture and farmland:
- Sustainable Agriculture Organizations and Publications attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/sustainable_ag
- American Farmland Trust www.farmland.org
- Farmland Information Center www.farmlandinfo.org
To learn more: