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These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual referenced.
Advocacy

Food and Water Watch
Food and Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consumer is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.

Heritage Conservancy
Works to protect the natural and historic resources of our region.

Agricultural Policy & Agency Resources

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey
NOFA-NJ is dedicated to supporting organic and sustainable food, farming and gardening in New Jersey through education, technical assistance and policy action.

PA Department of Agriculture
Encourages, protects and promotes agriculture and related industries throughout the commonwealth while providing consumer protection through inspection service that impact the health and financial security of Pennsylvania’s citizens.

Penn State Cooperative Extension
A modern educational organization dedicated to delivering science-based information to people, businesses, and communities. It provides access to face-to-face and online education to customers—when they want it, where they want it, and how they want it—to help them address problems and take advantage of opportunities for improvement and innovation. Partnering with and funded by federal, state, and county governments, the organization has a long tradition of bringing unbiased support and education to the citizens of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Works to bring farmers together to learn from each other, and to build relationships between those farmers and consumers looking for fresh, wholesome, locally and sustainably produced food.

Wilson College Robyn Van En Center
A CSA national resource center.

Organic Consumers Association
Research and action center for the organic, Buy Local, and Fair Trade movements.

USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply Chain
List of agencies that support local food chain and grant opportunities. 

 

Community Groups

Ladies Homestead Gathering of Central Bucks
Women interested in homesteading and leading a sustainable lifestyle meet to share ideas and community.

Middletown Grange #684
Grassroots, non-partisan, non-sectarian fraternal organization with its roots in agriculture.

USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
The Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Ideas and Stories webpage provides real-world examples of the outpouring of dedication, entrepreneurship and support for agriculture that is taking place every day across the country.

Health & Nutrition

Rolling Harvest Food Rescue
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue collects donated produce from local farms and markets, and distributes immediately to the non-profit hunger-relief agencies helping the most needy families in the community.

Gardening & Homesteading

A Way to Garden
A great website for gardeners.

Backyard Chickens
A resource for raising chickens in your backyard.

Food Garden Life
A resource for backyard gardening, includes articles and podcasts.

Gardening Know How
A resource for gardening tips, including indoor, outdoor, and sustainable gardening articles

Garden Planning Calculator
Helpful spreadsheet for planning seeds/transplanting

Garden Supply Company
A resource for gardening tips and materials

GrowVeg
Gardening apps and articles

Cultivating Mushrooms at Home
Introduction and tips to cultivating mushrooms at home (Canadian resource)

Old World Garden Farms
A resource for gardening tips, DIY, recipes, and more

Simple Garden Life
Gardening articles and podcast

Gardening with Native Plants

Top Keystone Plant Genera in Eastern Temperate Forests
List of native plants that thrive in our region and the number of pollinators they support

Homegrown National Park
A grassroots call-to-action to regenerate biodiversity and ecosystem function by planting native plants and creating new ecological networks.

Local Native Plant Nurseries:

 

Hunger Relief

Rolling Harvest Food Rescue
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue collects donated produce from local farms and markets, and distributes immediately to the non-profit hunger-relief agencies helping the most needy families in the community.

Bucks County Opportunity Council

As the lead anti-poverty program in Bucks County, the organization promotes self-sufficiency. Get help with housing, food banks, income tax prep, and weatherize your home.
Local Food (Bucks County Foodshed)

Bucks County Taste
Local food, farms and markets news, plus upcoming events and interviews with growers. Produced by local foodie Lynne Goldman.

Local Harvest
Lists farmers’ markets, farms and other sources of sustainably grown products in your local region.

Sustainable Food Systems

Slow Food USA
From their website: “Slow Food USA envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice; in essences, a food system that is good, clean and fair.”

Sustainable & Regenerative Agriculture

Acres Magazine
Regenerative Agriculture Magazine

BCFA Sustainable & Regenerative Blog Posts
Selection of our blog posts with topics that include sustainable & regenerative 

Tips for Living Sustainably

Greener Ideal

Mother Earth News
A resource for gardening, homesteading, DIY, sustainable living, natural health, and more

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