Resources

Access to Food / Food Issues

Civil Eats - Promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities.

Eat Well Guide® - A free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada.

Going Local North Dakota Social Network

Local Harvest - A directory and catalog of farmers markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food.

North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Directory

Farm to School

National Farm to School Network - Connects schools and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.

USDA Farm 2 School Program - Connects growers to schools and helping schools start or enhance their offering of fresh, healthy local food.

Healthy, Seasonal Eating

Field to Plate is a visionary education company infusing new inspiration and meaning into food education and the eating experience. We're part of the groundswell that is changing the way America eats one bite at a time, one day at a time, one life at a time.

North Dakota Harvest Calendar - shows what is in season in our state.

Seasonal Chef - Provides information for buying and using locally produced food.

Sustainable Table - Celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food.

Hunger

Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition - Working to eliminate hunger in North Dakota by 2019.

Great Plains Food Bank - Strives for a hunger-free North Dakota and western Minnesota by recovering surplus food and grocery product, distributing it to hungry individuals through a statewide network of charitable feeding programs, engaging community partners in the fight to end hunger, and advocating for social change.

Nutrition

American Dietetic Association - Committed to improving the nation's health.

North Dakota Dietetic Association - Serves the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.

Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Aldo Leopold Foundation - Works to weave a land ethic into the fabric of our society; to advance the understanding, stewardship and restoration of land health; and to cultivate leadership for conservation.

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University - A research and education center with programs to develop sustainable agricultural practices that are both profitable and conserve natural resources.

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society - A nonprofit membership organization that is committed to the development of a more sustainable society through the promotion of ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable food systems.

The Organic Center - Their mission is to generate and advance credible, peer-reviewed science on the health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming, and to communicate those benefits to the public.

Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program - Offers information to help you choose seafood that's good for you, and good for the oceans.