Launched by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, the first annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates more than five hundred United States-based groups who are cultivating a better food system, including these seven from North Dakota:
Bisman Community Food Co-Op is a community-based food cooperative start-up that strengthens the local economy by providing a market for local farmers and other businesses, while raising awareness about food, healthy eating, and wellness. The cooperative provides consumer retail access to products sourced from regional producers, and emphasizes fair wages for producers, laborers, and consumers in its business model.
Dakota Resource Council (DRC), a grassroots nonproﬁt oganization, uses democratic principles to improve rural life in North Dakota. A range of issues ﬁll DRC’s portfolio, including protecting family farms, enforcing corporate farming laws, and protecting the environment.
Foundation for Agriculture and Rural Resources Management (FARRMS) uses hands-on education to support farms and rural communities. Located in the small rural town of Medina, ND, FARRMS supports sustainable and economically responsible farming systems.
Hunger Free ND Garden Project, a project of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, is a coalition of nonproﬁts, higher education institutions, local businesses, and government agencies working to bring fresh produce to local communities while improving the local food system.
The Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association serves areas along the United States-Canada border, promoting farming methods that preserve soil nutrients. The association provides information on no-tillage farming methods, while providing a platform for discussions about soil nutrients.
The North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association (NDFMGA) assists farmers in marketing their produce to consumers. The Association builds a marketing program that connects farmers to food consumers, and provides consumers access to locally grown food.
Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (NPSAS) uses education and research to advocate for local and sustainable farming communities in North Dakota. NPSAS connects individuals with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives and farming work days to help adults and youth connect to the food they eat.