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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

413-528-4374

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

info@csacenter.org

www.csacenter.org

Farmers' Markets

ForFarmers.com

3770 Henri Julien #3

Montreal, QC, Canada H2W 2J9

T: 514-384-8651

http://www.forfarmers.com/

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

http://www.cenyc.org

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

www.nafmnp.org

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

nafdma@map.com

www.nafdma.com

Open Air Market Net Discussion

www.openair.org

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

andy@foodsecurity.org

www.foodsecurity.org

Just Food

208 East 51st Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10022

T: 212-645-9880 F: 212-645-9881

info@justfood.org

www.justfood.org

Also known as The New York City Sustainable Food System Alliance.

The Hartford Food System

191 Franklin Ave

Hartford, CT 06114

info@hartfordfood.org

www.hartfordfood.org

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

www.cfrcnyc.org

Food First

398 60th Street

Oakland, CA 94618 USA

Tel: 510-654-4400

Fax: 510-654-4551

www.foodfirst.org

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

http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/

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

info@farmland.org

www.farmland.org

Publishers of "Farming On the "

Biological UrbaEdgen Gardening Services

P.O. Box 76

Citrus Heights, CA 95611-0076

916-726-5377

http://www.organiclandscape.com/

bugs@organiclandscape.com

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

www.caff.org

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

www.fairviewgardens.org

mail@fairviewgardens.org

City Farmer - Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture

Box 74561, Kitsilano RPO,

Vancouver, B.C. V6K 4P4 Canada

Office Phone: (604) 685-5832

cityfarm@interchange.ubc.ca

www.cityfarmer.org

Ecological Farming Association

406 Main Street #313

Watsonville, CA 95076

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

www.eco-farm.org

info@eco-farm.org

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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