The choice to eat locally and sustainably-cultivated produce is not apolitical, and many of our members are passionate about sustainability and food justice issues. If you are interested in learning more about community supported agriculture, sustainable farming practices, food justice, and related matters, we recommend the links below.
Alternative Farming Information System: https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic
One of several Information Centers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library, the Alternative Farming Information Center has pages on organic food production, sustainable agriculture, and community supported agriculture and has a state-by-state listing of CSA farms.
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association: https://www.biodynamics.com/
The Biodynamic Association is a non-profit organization open to the public. It was formed in the U.S. in 1938 in order to foster, guide, and safeguard the Biodynamic method of agriculture. They have an excellent page on Community Supported Agriculture and a data base of CSA farms telling which are certified organic or biodynamic.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers: http://www.caff.org/
Founded in 1978, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers is a nonprofit organization that conducts “political and educational campaigns… building a movement of rural and urban people who foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies, and promotes social justice. Members are urbanites, farmers, environmentalists, rural activists, students, and anyone concerned with the social and environmental dimensions of agriculture.”
Just Food: http://www.justfood.org/
Just Food, which was founded in 1994, has a mission to “promote a holistic approach to food, hunger and agriculture issues. Through our two major programs, The City Farms and CSA in NYC, along with other initiatives, we are creating, economic and social justice through local, sustainable food systems. Most important, we provide New Yorkers and others meaningful ways to build just and sustainable alternatives to the destructive, corporate-controlled global industrialized food system.”
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture: http://sustainableagriculture.net/
The National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture is “dedicated to educating the public on the importance of a sustainable food and agriculture system that is economically viable, environmentally sound, socially just, and humane.”
Organic Consumers Association: https://www.organicconsumers.org/
The Organic Consumers Association is “a public interest organization dedicated to building a healthy, safe, and sustainable system of food production and consumption. We are a global clearinghouse for information and grassroots technical assistance.”
Robyn Van En Center: http://www.wilson.edu/robyn-van-en-center
A resource center based at Wilson College for those interested in community supported agriculture, the Robyn Van En Center has a good explanation and history of the Community Supported Agriculture and includes a link to the National CSA Farm, information on resources, publications and assistance and support.
The Cobble Hill CSA welcomes omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans; however, many of our members find vegetarian-specific websites to be particularly useful sources of recipes and other information on ethical eating practices. For those interested in meat-free recipes, as well as vegetarianism more generally, we recommend the links below.
A not-for-profit organization that promotes food choices that are healthy for people and the planet.
A monthly magazine of vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, and social justice.
The Vegetarian Resource Group: http://www.vrg.org
A great source of recipes, cookbooks, and other services for vegetarians.
Vegetarian Times: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/
An online monthly magazine and excellent resource for recipes.
Vegetarian Union of North America: http://www.ivu.org/vuna/
Includes a large database of vegetarian recipes.
Includes an excellent search engine for vegetarian recipes.
The Viva Vegie Society: http://www.vivavegie.org/
We recommend the “101 Reasons I’m a Vegetarian” manifesto and the VivaVine Newsletter. Some members may also be interested in CyberPeas, a digital resource for meeting fellow vegetarians.