Good To Know

The following organizations, government agencies and websites are great places to find good information about Sustainable Farming, Humane Meat, Commodity Farming, Health, and the Environment. 

 

American Farmland Trust

The only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land.

American Grassfed
The website of the American Grassfed Association, lists the organization’s member farmers by state and types of meat or milk they produce.

American Grassfed Beef
This site offers a monthly buying club that lets you choose which types of beef they mail and credits your 12th month free. 

The Campus Kitchens Project

By partnering with high schools, colleges and universities, CKP empowers youth leaders to implement innovative models for combating hunger, developing food systems and helping communities help themselves, in part, by recovering food from cafeterias and engaging student volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community.

Center For Food Safety

Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.

Conscientiously Sourced Pet Food

Sustainable and ethically sourced and pet food that is healthy for pets and the planet.

The Cookbook Project

Empowers underserved youth to be catalysts for healthier communities and a more sustainable environment through food literacy and cooking education.

Common Threads

Through our cooking and nutrition programs and curriculum, Common Threads brings family-centric, hands-on programs to kitchens in low-income, urban communities. Empowering children to eat healthy, make sustainable behavior changes and celebrate culture through food.

Eat Local Grown

The Eat Local Grown project is a crowd-sourced community driven tool that helps you find, rate and share locally grown food.

Eat Well Guide

An online directory of family farms, restaurants, and stores selling sustainably-produced meat, dairy, and eggs. Many resources listed on this site sell grass fed meat products, but not all, so be sure to check descriptions.

The Edible Schoolyard Project

The Edible Schoolyard Network connects educators around the world to build and a share a K-12 edible education curriculum.

Environmental Working Group

Specializes in research and advocacy issues related to corporate accountability, toxins, farming, food, energy, and water in the U.S. They are known for publishing consumer guides, including the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Farm Aid

Farm Aid works with local, regional and national organizations to promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns designed to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture. Well known for their annual Farm Aid concert featuring board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews and other musicians. Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert series in American. They have raised over $45 million to help family farmers.

Farm Forward

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

Food + Tech Connect

Connecting food and technology through news and analysis, online food business courses and events, Food + Tech is making it easier for food and agriculture startups to create a better future for food.

Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. They help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control.

5 Gyers

The 5 Gyres Institute is a non-profit organization that empowers action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.

Future Harvest, Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture

Future Harvest CASA’s mission is to provide education, networking, and advocacy to help build a sustainable Chesapeake foodshed, where food flows from farm and fishery to table in ways that strengthen farming and the regional food economy; protect our land, water, and air; and provide healthy, nutritious food that sustains the region’s communities and cities. 

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy.

Lexicon of Sustainability

A multi-platform project based on a simple premise: people can't be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don't know the most basic terms principles.

Modern Farmer

A monthly publication for people who want to become more connected to the food they eat, how they live and the planet. It is for window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

An alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. Thier mission is to preserve and build sources of non-GMO products, educate consumers, and provide verified non-GMO choices.

Organic Consumers Association

The OCA is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. "Our mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure. Our vision is a world free of plastic pollution!"

Real Food Challenge

Real Food Challenge's primary campaign is to shift     1 billion of existing university food budgets away from industrial farms and junk food and towards local/community-based, fair, ecologically sound and humane food sources.

Rodale Institute

For more than sixty years, the Rodale Institue has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing their findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how it is their belief going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.

Seafood Watch

The mission at Seafood Watch is to empower consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans. Among other things, they provide consumers with guides to show you which seafood items are "Best Choices" or "Good Alternatives," and which ones you should "Avoid."

Seed Savers Exchange

Our mission is to conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. 

Sustainable Table

GRACE Communications Foundation develops innovative strategies to increase public awareness of the critical environmental and public health issues created by our current industrial food system, and to advocate for more sustainable alternatives.

Tall Grass Beef
Listing of restaurants the stores selling their 100% grass fed and finished beef. The online store sells combo packs for special events—everything from a brand-your-own steaks party pack to a summertime grill pack.