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Useful Links

Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide
A part of “The Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign”, a project of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, helps consumers find and choose local products while building relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets retailers, restaurants, and institutions.

California Certified Organic Farmers
CCOF promotes and supports organic food and agriculture through a premier organic certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education and political advocacy.

California FarmLink
An organization dedicated to build family farming and conserve farmland in California by linking aspiring and retiring farmers; and promoting techniques and disseminating information that facilitate inter-generational farm transitions.

California Federation of Certified Farmers’ Markets
The CA Federation of Certified Farmers’ Markets is statewide membership organization of California Certified Farmers’ Markets. Its membership is open to individuals, agencies or associations holding a valid California Certified Farmers’ Market Certificate.

California Gardening
Advice to grow by… a new website created by the University of California Cooperative Extension that offers gardening tips and information for California gardeners.

California Produces…
Check out this handy map that shows which counties your California produce is coming from!

Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Today’s Community Alliance with Family Farmers is the result of efforts by both farmers and urban activists working together for almost 30 years. Their mission is to build a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.

Elite Farmer
The EliteFarmer.com Resource Center is a comprehensive listing of agricultural and related documents from North America and worldwide.

Farmers Market Coalition
The Farmers Market Coalition serves a rapidly growing industry with information and representation at state and federal levels. They help to build networks, link peers and connect farmers markets old and new with tools and resources for success.

Farmers Market Online
Farmer’s Market Online provides “booth space” for growers, producers and artisans selling direct to the consumer. It is set up much like an open-air farmers’ market and provides a space where shoppers from around the world can meet, correspond, and purchase products direct from the farm.

Grand Lake Farmers Market
A community website dedicated to the Grand Lake Farmers Market in Oakland, CA.

Growing for Market
Growing for Market publishes 10 issues per year about growing and direct marketing produce, plants, eggs, meat, cheese, and other farm products. The publication covers farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture, the local food movement, organic growing, cut flowers, and much more.

Key Employment Requirements for California Agricultural Work Places
This link covers some of the content and resources covered in a recent workshop by UC Extension: Key Employment Requirements for California Agricultural Work Places. The workshop presented information about the important legal responsibilities when hiring employees and offering opportunities to interns, apprentices, and volunteers, and how to avoid violations and fines.

Local Harvest
Use this website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) was the first land trust in the United States to focus on farmland preservation. It was founded in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to preserve farmland in Marin County, California.

Marin Organic
Marin Organic is an association of organic producers in Marin County whose livelihood is based on a respect for nature and a sense of place. It acts as a link between farmers and eaters, committed to promoting and supporting a sustainable, organic county – a county in which growers and the people who rely on them recognize their mutual interdependence.

Marin Visitors Bureau
Marin… just a little out there.

My Fresh Local
Healthy food = healthy people, healthy planet. Let’s make sustainable food everyday food.

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Foodmiles
Learn how far your food travels with this interactive webpage from NRDC.

Sierra Club: Low Carbon Diet Calculator
Did you know, the food system is responsible for 1/3 of global greenhouse gas emissions? With every meal you eat, you have the power to reduce climate change. Check out the Sierra Club’s Low Carbon Diet Calculator to compute the carbon impact of your food choices.

Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center, hosted by Santa Rosa Junior College, is a valuable resource for the small business communities in Marin and Sonoma counties.

Starting Out in Sustainable Agriculture
The newsletter of ATTRA – National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service: A project of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

AIM Resources

Glossary of Terms

A general guide to terms you might see at the farmers market regarding farming practices, food processing and animal husbandry. Download file.

Greening your Lifestyle

What you do makes a difference. Here are some different methods to living a greener life. Download file.

 

AIM Brochure

Information on AIM including our history, mission, goals and plans for the future. Download file.

 

EBT Brochure

Learn how to use EBT at any AIM farmers market. In English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Download file.