While farming organically for more than three decades, this Iowa family farm frequently shares its knowledge and passion with others.
Mobile Markets Improve Fresh Produce Access in Chicago Neighborhoods
A Chicago nonprofit sells fresh fruits and vegetables from renovated buses to counteract the lack of full-service grocery stores in local neighborhoods. Well-priced and largely organic, the fresh produce can improve food flavor and nutrition.
Re-introducing a Nutrition-Packed Berry in the Midwest
In Hartsburg, Missouri, Terry Durham created River Hills Harvest so elderberry growers throughout the Central United States could benefit from shared knowledge about sustainable growing practices and marketing.
Edible Acres at Powell Gardens Feed and Educate Students to Chefs
‘Kansas City’s Botanical Garden,’ Powell Gardens is home to the nation’s largest public edible acreage – the Heartland Harvest Garden. Here students, chefs, CSA members and the general public learn about and enjoy fresh, delicious food.
How Native American Diets Benefit From Tucson’s Indigenous Seed Bank
In Tucson, Arizona, the nonprofit Native Seeds/SEARCH maintains a ‘library’ full of heritage seeds indigenous to the Southwestern US and Mexico. Several distribution programs return these seeds to Native Americans who historically incorporated the crops in their daily diets.
Wisconsin Nonprofit Re-Imagines Traditional CSAs
“[Our] goal is to grow a resilient local food community for organic farms,” says Layne Cozzolino, Executive Director of Farmshed, the nonprofit putting a spin on Wisconsin CSAs.
Urban Farming Organization Visualizes a Franchise Model to Produce Fresh Fish and Vegetables
In Kansas City, Missouri, Nile Valley Aquaponics is producing 100,000 pounds of local, fresh food to support the community, unveiling expansions on their urban oasis later this year.
Helping Refugees Become Sustainable Farmers
New Roots for Refugees works with refugees to build independence through farming. Empowering graduates of the program to acquire their own land, they hope farmers will expand their businesses and continue selling produce at local markets.