Learn more about organics

Do you want to purchase local, organic, or sustainably grown food? These resources may help you find a farmer to purchase from.

Looking for a farm to join for Community Supported Agriculture? 
CSA Directory
Local Harvest 

Looking for places to buy local food?
Farmers Markets
Food Coops
Summer Tuesdays  
Living Green
Local Dirt

Looking to get involved in the sustainable and local food movement?
What We Need Is Here 
Buy Fresh Buy Local St. Croix Valley
Slow Food Minnesota

Do you want to purchase local food for your restaurant, grocery store, school district or other major market?  Contact Lebo Moore, lebo@mnfoodassociation.org


Information for Consumers about Organic

EWG's Shopper's Guide To Pesticides
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has developed a "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides" to help consumers identify which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are likely to contain the highest amounts of pesticides (The Dirty Dozen) and the lowest amounts of pesticides (Clean 15).  Read more about their findings at www.foodnews.org or download a PDF copy of the EWG Shopper's Guide To Pesticides by clicking here.

Organic Video Series
What is organic? What's the difference between "organic" and "natural"? If you are confused, you're not alone. This series of six short videos, produced by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will answer the most common questions American consumers ask about organic products.

How can you tell if a food is organic?

What does "certified organic" mean?

Are organic and natural the same thing?

Besides food, what else can be organic?

Can you find organic body care products?

Where do you find an organic cookbook?