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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



Farmers' Markets


3770 Henri Julien #3

Montreal, QC, Canada H2W 2J9

T: 514-384-8651


A marketplace for buying and selling new and used farm machinery,
equipment, seeds, crops, vegetables, flowers, medicinal herb, ag products, chemicals, farm animals, real estate, livestock, and a wide range of services including job opportunities.

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

1-888-884-9270, F:413-529-2471



Open Air Market Net Discussion


An international forum on farmers markets and other public markets.

Food Security

Community Food Security Coalition

P.O. Box 209

Venice, CA 90294

310-822-5410, F:310-822-1440

Contact: Andy Fisher - Executive Director



Just Food

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


Food First

398 60th Street

Oakland, CA 94618 USA

Tel: 510-654-4400

Fax: 510-654-4551


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

202-331-7300, F:202-659-8339



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

530-756-8518, F:530-756-7857


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

805-967-7369, F:805-967-0188



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

831-763-2111, F:831-763-2112



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

Andy Fisher.

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 Development

Toronto Food Policy Council Discussion Paper Series, #5. Toronto, ON. 1995. (Contact: 416-392-1107)

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