Local Eating Links

The following list includes national resources as well as sites focused specifically on the Upper Midwest.

Local Harvest Another excellent guide to finding local foods including farmer’s markets, CSAs, and restaurants.

Agrihappenings The Illinois Department of Agriculture’s guide to farmer’s markets, orchards, etc.

Savorwisconsin.com Guide to Wisconsin farmer’s markets and Wisconsin food products.

Illinois Farm Direct A guide put out by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois and several other organizations to Illinois farmers supplying food to consumers.

Wisconsin’s Farm Fresh Atlas REAP’s directory of Wisconsin food producers, including cheese makers.

Foodroutes.org Directory to local food providers as well as a marketplace for heritage, local and artisanal foods.

Eat Well Guide A comprehensive guide put out by Sustainable Table to local and sustainable food sources around the US.

Vital Information The personal blog of one of the The Local Beet’s editors, where he has been chronicling he and his family’s attempts to eat local in the Chicago area for nearly four years.

Grist Daily updates and commentary on green issues, including food issues.

Eat Local Challenge Collective blog of individuals around the country trying to eat local. In addition to its participants, the Eat Local Challenge site contains an excellent roll of bloggers focusing on local eating.

Ethicurean.com Blog that focuses on local eating as well as food related issues.

R.E.A.P (Research, Education, Action, Policy on Food Group) Wisconsin-based organization seeking to build a regional food system in Wisconsin.

Sustain Created by Family Farmed.  Another organization looking to support the growth of a regional food system in the Upper Midwest.  Also includes a guide to finding local foods and Chicago area CSAs.

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