Local Sources

There is a growing movement for buying local and supporting local farmers. Resources to find organic and locally grown foods can be found using the links below:

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Local Harvest- national listing - individual producers and farmer's markets

US Department of Agriculture-national list of farmer's markets

Farmer Net- Southern California farmer's markets

Community Supported Agriculture
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Databases for CSA's:

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