Want to know more about how to find local, sustainable food choices? We’ve put together a list of our favorite resources. Discover, learn, connect and eat!
Find out what produce is in season in your state at any time of year. The app has info on 140+ fruits, veggies, legumes, nuts, and herbs. you can set shopping reminders and reminders for when your favorite foods are in season.
It’s a website and an app. Lose weight, track your progress, and eat REAL food. Scan a product barcode to see what’s really in your food. Fooducate will also show you healthier alternatives! This app provides good nutrition information, whether or not you want to lose weight. Available for iPhone and Android mobile devices.
It’s a website, an app and you can download pdf pocket guides. Designed to support consumers’ right to know what is in our food and in avoiding GMOs, this app features a list of the brands and products that have been verified through the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program.
Harvest is your guide to selecting the freshest, ripest, healthiest, and best-tasting produce. Whether it’s knocking on watermelons, smelling pineapples, squeezing avocados, or examining the color of peaches, you’ll always know the best approach.
American Farmers Markets discovers local Farmers Markets across the United States. Through advanced location-based technology and an extensive Farmers Market database, American Farmers Markets guides users directly to organic, locally-grown, farm-fresh food.
This app is a guide to which fruits and vegetables you should buy organic. It also includes farmer’s markets information for all 50 States, farmers market locator, nutritional info, prep information, pesticide profiles of fruits and vegetables, GMO information, as well as a daily fruit and vegetable requirement calculator for optimum health.
On The Web
It’s a website and a downloadable pocket guide from the Marine Conservation Society. This App tells you which fish are good to eat, and which to avoid based on whether they come from well-managed sustainable stocks or farms. Includes almost every fish you could hope to find in UK shops, restaurants, and markets, allowing you to make the best seafood choices.
It’s a website and a downloadable pdf. The Monterey Bay Aquarium created Seafood Watch, a program designed to raise consumer awareness about the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources. They recommend which seafood to buy or avoid. Download the latest Seafood Watch Guide.
Want to know if your food is sustainable, wholesome, and honest? HowGood helps you find foods you can feel good about with simple ratings backed by extensive research. Search or scan product barcodes to quickly access the HowGood database of over 200,000 food product ratings. In addition to the app, you can search for product ratings on their website.
From white tablecloth restaurants to grab-and-go joints, from recipes to kitchen must-haves, whether you’re an all-veggie eater, meat, and potatoes lover, vegan, or going gluten-free, Clean Plates delivers the best of organic, local, humanely raised, healthy, sustainable, wholesome, and just plain great tasting food.
Created by the Environmental Working Group, the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides helps consumers determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. Produce with the most pesticide residue are called the “Dirty Dozen.” Those with the least amounts of pesticide are called the “Clean 15.”
What’s On My Food? was created by the Pesticide Action Network. If you can’t go all organic, this app helps you learn what pesticides are used on an ingredient and what that means to your health and the health of the environment. This website is a searchable database of 93 foods with a summary of that food’s pesticide residue data and health risks associated with each chemical. The latest version now includes the impact of pesticides on honeybees.
The Eat Well Guide
The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown, and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada. The Guide has thousands of listings include family farms, restaurants, farmers’ markets, grocery stores, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, U-pick orchards, and more. You can search by location, keyword, category, or product to find good food, download customized guides, or plan a trip with the innovative mapping tool.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association
The Northeast Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization comprised of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices, and a cleaner environment. NOFA has chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
CT NOFA is the Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. It is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of local sustainable agriculture.
Local Harvest is a website where you can find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and other goodies.
Organic Trade Association
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a member-based association whose mission is to encourage global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade. OTA’s approximately 1,600 members include growers, shippers, retailers, processors, certifiers, farmer associations, brokers, consultants, and others promoting all things organic.
Packed with simple information that is grounded in science and collected from the best sources out there, FoodPrint shows you easy ways to make food choices that do less harm to the environment, animals, and people. It offers information about how to: eat locally & support farmers, eat less & better meat, eat seasonally & help the environment, eat with less waste, eat to support fair labor & more.
On Organic.org you’ll find information on understanding organic basics to product reviews and the latest organic news. A related site called All Organic Links is a directory of organic-friendly businesses.
Farm Fresh Delivery
Mike’s Organic Delivery brings sustainable, healthy, delicious food to your door each week. They partner with small farmers, fishermen, artisans, and producers to bring you the highest quality products that you can’t find anywhere else. You can order once in a while, sign up for a CSA, or come shop at their warehouse.