Issue 2: Community Scale Economics
Resources in Urban Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Community Supported Agriculture of North America
57 Jug End Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Robin Van En Center for CSA
c/o Center for Sustainable Living
Contact: Nikki Nazelrod
1015 Philadelphia Ave
Chambersburg PA 17201
X3352 F: 717-264-1578
3770 Henri Julien #3
Montreal, QC, Canada H2W 2J9
A marketplace for buying and selling new and used farm machinery,
Greenmarket Council on the Environment of New York City
51 Chambers Street, Room 228
New York, NY 10007
T: 212-788-7900 F: 212-788-7913
The largest greenmarket program in the United States.
National Association of Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
PO Box 9080
Alexandria, VA 22304
T: 703-837-0451 F: 703-837-9304
USDA program that provides women and children with vouchers to purchase produce at farmers' markets.
North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association
62 White Loaf Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Open Air Market Net Discussion
An international forum on farmers markets and other public markets.
Community Food Security Coalition
P.O. Box 209
Venice, CA 90294
Contact: Andy Fisher - Executive Director
208 East 51st Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
T: 212-645-9880 F: 212-645-9881
Also known as The New York City Sustainable Food System Alliance.
The Hartford Food System
191 Franklin Ave
Hartford, CT 06114
Publishes "The Hartford Food System: A Guide to Developing Community Food Programs"
Community Food Resource Center
39 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone (212) 894-8094
Fax (212) 616-4990
398 60th Street
Oakland, CA 94618 USA
General Urban and Sustainable Agriculture
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center National Agriculture Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 132
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
T: 301-504-6559 F: 301-504-6409
Alternative agriculture: sustainable, regenerative, organic and biodynamic farming practices.
American Farmland Trust
1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Publishers of "Farming On the "
Biological UrbaEdgen Gardening Services
P.O. Box 76
Citrus Heights, CA 95611-0076
An international membership organization reducing the use of pesticides in urban landscape.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
P.O. Box 363
Davis, CA 95617-0363
Rural and urban activists who foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies, and promotes social justice.
Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
598 N. Fairview Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117
City Farmer - Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture
Box 74561, Kitsilano RPO,
Vancouver, B.C. V6K 4P4 Canada
Office Phone: (604) 685-5832
Ecological Farming Association
406 Main Street #313
Watsonville, CA 95076
Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture
9200 Edmonton Road, Suite 117
Greenbelt, MD 20770-1551
Books and Publications
Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling What You Grow
Andrew W. Lee.
Burlington, Vt.: Good Earth Publications, 1995.
Community Food Security: A Guide to Concept, Design, and Implementation
Hugh Joseph, ed.
Los Angeles, Calif.: Community Food Security Coalition, 1997.
Farms of Tomorrow: Community-Supported Farms, Farm-Supported Communities
Trauger Groh and Steven S. H. McFadden.
Kimberton, PA; Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 1990.
From the Ground Up: A Workbook on Coalition-Building and Community Development
Gillian Kaye, and Tom Wolff, eds.
2nd edition. Amherst, Mass: AHEC/Community Partners, 1997. (Contact: 413-253-4283)
Hot Peppers and Parking Lot Peaches: Evaluating Farmers' Markets in Low Income Communities
Community Food Security Coalition. Los Angeles, Calif.: 1999.
Metro-Farm: The Guide to Growing for Big Profit on a Small Parcel of Land.Michael Oldon. Santa Cruz, Calif.: TS Books, 1994.
On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm
Michael Ableman San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.
This book tells the story and offers dozens of gorgeous color photos as illustration of one farm's struggle for survival in the midst of encroaching development. First hand stories of the triumph of environmental wisdom and the cultural benefits of small-scale agriculture.
Entrepreneurial Community Gardens: Growing Food, Skills, Jobs and Communities
Gail Feenstra, Sharyl McGrew and David Campbell
Regents of the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1999.
Several dozen community garden experts report on their experiences with the way in which entrepreneurial community gardens enhance local economic development and promote higher education among local youth.
Sharing the Harvest: A Guide to Community Supported Agriculture
Elizabeth Henderson with Robin Van En
White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing, 1999.
Stories of Food Microenterprise and Implications for Economic DevelopmentToronto Food Policy Council Discussion Paper Series, #5. Toronto, ON. 1995. (Contact: 416-392-1107)
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