The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our country’s food system from farm to fork. Social distancing and other response strategies have upended agricultural markets throughout the country, including local and regional markets; and transformed the way individuals and families shop for, purchase and consume food. That transformation has brought with it a big uptick of interest in buying direct from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen as a way to support struggling producers and ensure family food security.
The following is a listing of websites, guides and directories to help people find local food. NSAC member and partner Farm Aid also is also maintaining a great site listing ways to access local food that is updated regularly.
If you are aware of other websites and directories that should be added to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Local Food List” as the subject line.
National Resources for Finding Local Food
American Indian Foods – national directory of Native American-produced food, put together by the Intertribal Agriculture Council.
USDALocal Food Directory – national directory of farmers markets, on-farm markets, CSAs and food hubs.
Slow Food USA – search tool to find a local chapter and local food near you.
Certified Naturally Grown – directory of more than 700 farms listed in 46 states nationwide.
A Greener World – national directory for local stores, restaurants, and farms offering sustainably certified products, as well as a list of online shopping options for regional delivery/pickup or nationwide shipping.
American GrassfedAssociation – national directory and map to find AGA certified livestock producers near you.
State by State Resources for Finding Local Food
Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network – listing of local farmers markets and farms throughout Alabama.
The Farmers Market Authority of the State of Alabama – listing of farmers markets, farms, and roadside stands throughout Alabama.
Buy Alaska Grown – listing of farmers markets, farms and retailers.
State of Alaska’s Farmers Market Nutrition Program – information about the Seniors and WIC farmers market nutrition programs.
Local First Arizona – listing of farms, retailers and similar local food businesses:
Good Food Finder – listing of local food sources across the state.
Arkansas Food Access Map – listing community meals, food pantries, farmers markets and local farms
Arkansas Local Food Network – local food guide and online farmers market with pick-ups in Little Rock.
Ozark Pasture Beef – small scale producer partnership of farms raising grass-fed grass-finished beef, lamb, and goat; pastured eggs for pickup, delivery, or online ordering.
California Agritourism Directory – a directory of agritourism and local direct farms throughout the state.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers – listing of recommendations and links to support farmers markets, CSA and local farm purchases throughout California.
Underwood Family Farms – A farm in Ventura County has a Healthy Harvest Box that can be picked up at the farm or shipped anywhere in the United States except Hawaii, via FedEx.
Altadena Farmers’ Market – Farmers market with online ordering, picking and choosing among local produce, cheeses, honeys and other foods from a number of vendors for curbside pickup, in a kind of custom-built, no-contact CSA offering.
Eater – listing of 10 Los Angeles Restaurants Selling Produce Boxes to Support Local Farmers
Chesapeake Farm to Table – An organization that was previously focused on aggregating food from small farms for restaurant sales that is now creating and delivering farm restaurant quality meal boxes made of local food.
Detroit’s Eastern Market – is still open for business every Saturday from 8am-2pm, and are partnering with Eastern Market wholesalers to offer no-contact bulk produce pick-up on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm.
Minnesota Grown – Tool and directory for finding Minnesota grown farm products.
The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute – combined resource page for farmers and consumers with a tailored list of links ranging from the searchable state-wide Farm Fresh Atlas to educational COVID-19 coverage exploring the pandemic through a food system lens.
Farm Fresh Atlas Wisconsin – online tool for finding local food in Wisconsin.
Urban Ecology Center – resource for finding a local CSA in the Milwaukee area.
Wyoming Farmers Market Association – list of farmers markets in Wyoming.