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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Whole Foods Market

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    This grocery chain, a leading retailer of natural and organic foods, has a history of supporting local farmers. Whole Foods is now doing business with more than 2,400 independent farms.

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  • American Grassfed Association - Farms

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    American Grassfed AssociationSearch for farms throughout the US that offer grass-fed meats (goat, beef, poultry, bison, lamb, etc.). Farms are listed alphabetically, by state, or by species. The goal of the the American Grassfed Association, which was founded in 2003, is to promote the grassfed industry through government relations, research, concept marketing and public education.

  • AmericanGrassFedBeef.com

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    American Grass Fed BeefThis family-run farm in Doniphan, Missouri offers an assortment of grass-fed beef products, including beef tenderloin, bratwurst, sirloin steaks, sausage, and natural beef jerky. Cattle are allowed to graze freely in pastures that aren't treated with herbicides, pesticides, and artificial fertilizers. In addition, animals are never held in confinement or fed antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones. Order directly from the website

  • Applecheek Farm

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    Applecheek FarmsThis 40-year-old family-owned sustainable farm near Stowe, Vermont, offers pasture-raised poultry, including chickens and turkeys, as well as eggs. Products are only available locally. The farm claims that when chickens are raised unconfined they get as much as 30 percent of their nutritional needs from insects, grass, clover, and other greens; turkeys can get as much as 50 percent of their calories from foraging in pastures.

  • Chicama Run

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    Chicama RunThis farm in Purcell, Virginia, offers grass-fed meats and products, including chicken, pork, Angus beef, lamb, and free-range chicken and duck eggs. The farm operates locally, including at regional farmer's markets, and doesn't ship meat or dairy products across the country. However, other products can be shipped, including sheep wool for knitting, llama poop fertilizer, and meat rubs.

  • 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.

  • Mesquite Organic Foods

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    Mesquite Organic Foods raises cattle in open pastures on a 100 percent grass diet. Cows are not fed hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or fertilizers. All meat is Certified Organic by the US Department of Agriculture. The farm supplies its grass-fed beef to locations across the country, including restaurants, butchers, delis, and consumers. Order online.

  • Niman Ranch

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    Niman Ranch
    Niman Ranch offers grass-fed meat products, including beef, lamb, pork, bacon, and sausage. Meat can be ordered online or bought in local/small grocery stores around the country. It's also served in some restaurants. All meat comes from Niman's network of over 600 independent American farmers and ranchers, which follow the same standards of sustainable farming. These include no antibiotics, no added hormones, and use of all vegetarian feeds.

  • Trader Joe's

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    Trader Joe's is a rapidly expanding chain that provides staple foods and beverages in addition to more exotic fare.

  • Whole Foods Market

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    This grocery chain, a leading retailer of natural and organic foods, has a history of supporting local farmers. Whole Foods is now doing business with more than 2,400 independent farms.

  • Wild Oats

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    Wild Oats Markets® have teamed up with Whole Foods Market® to provide high-quality natural and organic foods.

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