Christmas

Buy green holiday gifts

Choose a real Christmas tree

Illuminate with eco-friendly Christmas lights and candles

Choose eco-friendly holiday gift wrapping and cards

Use eco-friendly Christmas decorations

Cook a vegetarian Christmas meal

Serve local and organic food for Christmas dinner

  • Eat Well Guide

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    Eat Well GuideThe Eat Well Guide offers a free online directory of almost 9,000 farms, restaurants, stores, bed & breakfasts, and other outlets that offer sustainably farmed meat, poultry, and dairy products as well as flower products in the US and Canada. Enter your zip code or use the advanced search feature to look for antibiotic- and hormone-free animal products, as well as those raised via sustainable production methods, including organic, pasture-raised, and heritage.

  • Eatwild Directory of Farms

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    Eatwild Directory of FarmsEatwild, a site devoted to information about grass-fed meat and dairy products, lists more than 800 grass-based farms and claims to be the most comprehensive directory in the US and Canada. Click on your state or use the alphabetical list of states. Producers listed guarantee they meet Eatwild's stringent standards. If you can't find products in your area or want products shipped, Eatwild also has a Farms that Ship directory.

  • Farmers Market

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    Farmer's MarketSearch for farmer's markets in your area. This site provides state-by-state listings that include address, phone number, and hours of operation. Expanded search feature also allows you to search by city, area code, street names, and many other options. Site has operated since 1995.

  • FoodRoutes.org

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    FoodRoutes.org local foodThe FoodRoutes Network sponsors Buy Fresh Buy Local chapters throughout the country. These chapters find ways to connect consumers to local food vendors via outreach education, community events, festivals, and farmers markets. Check for a BFBL chapter in your area to see where to buy locally grown produce, flowers, meat, and other foods.

  • Local Harvest

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    Local HarvestFind organic, sustainably grown meats, dairy products, and other foods at local farmer's markets, community-supported agriculture co-ops (CSAs), family farms, and restaurants in your area. Local Harvest provides nationwide directories. In addition, the organization offers locally grown meat and animal products from family farms around the country via its online store—everything from bison and emu meat to duck eggs and sheep cheese.

  • Openair Market Network

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    Openair Market NetworkThis site provides a guide to farmer's markets and street markets around the world. Search through listings for dozens of countries (from Australia and China to Thailand and the United Kingdom). Search by country, state, or province. Listings provide only address and city.

  • The New Farm Rodale Institute Farm Locator

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    The New FarmUse the Farm Locator, provided by the Rodale Institute, to locate farms, farmer's markets, restaurants, CSAs, and farm stands in your area that offer everything from meat and dairy to seeds and herbs. The site soon plans to launch a search feature for businesses, such as restaurants, looking to offer locally grown foods. Search by farm name, product type, city, state, or zip code.

  • The Organic Food Database

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    Organic Food DatabaseThis website database lists restaurants, farms, CSAs, and food vendors who sell organic foods in the United States, the United Kingdom, and around the world. The site also includes information about organic health, organic farming and gardening, and other organic practices.

  • US Department of Agriculture Farmer's Market state listings

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    US Department of AgricultureThe US Department of Agriculture offers listings of farmer's markets for each state. Click on your state to find a comprehensive list of markets in your local area, including address, phone number, contact person, and hours of operation. Listings are updated regularly to keep information current. Consumers and others can suggest additional listings or update existing information.

Make eco-friendly holiday baking

Compost your kitchen scraps

Comments

05/24/2009
12:53pm
Da Green Tree

I did a report on how to go green for Christmas and....... who am I kidding I got an A for that project.*COUGH purple is going to win COUGH *COUGH.

05/26/2009
12:05pm
Da Green Tree

Soo how was your weekend

05/30/2009
6:42pm
Da Green Tree

Hi claudia, me and watermelon are just meant to be friends. and thanks for not exacerbateing the subject like some people, AHEM* JORDYN COUGH* KASSANDRA COUGH*

06/01/2009
10:49am
Fishy

who is this da green tree????????? and why you guys talking about watermelons?????????

11/29/2009
12:14pm
Chris

Check out these great earth friendly gift ideas http://kidskonserve.com/blog/post/Best-Sustainable-and-Non-Toxic-Gifts-for-this-Holiday.aspx

Love the lunch kits!

12/01/2009
12:05pm
bubblegumgirl

where can i cut my own xmas tree near NYC?

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