For most people that live in the East or West coast it not that hard to find a farmerâ€™s market as most cities nowadays hold a weekly farmerâ€™s market. However, it may be difficult to find farms and fresh produce as you get closer to the center of the country. Therefore, Iâ€™ve gather three websites that can guide you thru finding places to shop locally and organic.
Not only can you find vegetarian and vegan restaurants but also any markets or shopping sites for organic foods. I often use this site whenever Iâ€™m planning a trip out of town so that I can find places to eat and find organic foods. View their site
The Local Harvest
I recently discover this site and itâ€™s been great help finding local farmers. Itâ€™s very user friendly and can locate from farmerâ€™s markets to restaurants by just entering a zip code. View their site
Organic Consumer Association
This site is not only helps you find organic food but also green business in your area. Â They are one of my favorite sites because it promotes healthy-green-living. Whether you need green camping equipment or pet supplies, this site can help you find organic and sustainable businesses in your area. View their site
In addition to these three sites, many farmersâ€™ markets are listed in social media sites. Just ask in twitter or facebook and someone will tell you where to find local organic foods.
If you live in South Florida, there are two well known organic farmersâ€™ markets, Joshâ€™s Organic Garden in Hollywood and Glaser Farms in Coconut Grove. In addition, many farmers from Homestead Florida come to Glaser to sell their produce. One of them includes Tim Tye, who is well known for his local fruits and for using ocean water in his crops.
If you cannot find a local farmer, you can also try starting your own garden or a co-op.Â Even though the produce from co-ops travel many miles to get to you, is another way to support the organic farming community.
Either way you go with, is a great step to support green and organic farmer. Remember vote with your money!