Brackett’s Farm – In Central Virginia dates from the late 18th century and lies in the heart of the Green Springs National Historic Landmark District. Run by the Elisabeth Aiken Nolting Charitable Foundation, the goal is to encourage sustainable and responsible stewardship of land in a deep historical tradition.
Certified Naturally Grown
A grassroots alternative to certified organic for direct-market farmers and beekeepers. CNG farms adhere to the same production standards as organic farms, but the certification model is based on peer-inspections and strong farming networks. Map of Certified Naturally Grown farms in Virginia.
Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Anetwork of farmers, agricultural professionals, landowners and consumers living and working in the Chesapeake region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC. Future Harvest CASA promotes profitable, environmentally sound and socially acceptable food and farming systems that work to sustain communities.
The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
(JAFSCD: ISSN 2152-0801) is an online, international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals and scholars.
Meet the Farmer TV – Virginia show seeking the deeper values and hidden benefits of local food. Shows you how you can support local food systems and benefit personally as well as enhancing your community and our environment. Examines the special relationships that develop between the growers and the chefs and the consumers.
The National Organic Coalition
A national alliance of organizations working to provide a “Washington voice” for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers and progressive industry members involved in organic agriculture.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
An alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.
The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Commonly known as Southern SAWG, was founded in 1991 to foster a movement towards a more sustainable farming and food system – one that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Project
The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Project is a new, collaborative effort that reaches across Virginia to improve educational opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers to establish and sustain viable agricultural operations.
Virginia Food System Council
Working to advance a nutrient-rich and safe food system for Virginians at all income levels, with an emphasis on access to local food, successful linkages between food producers and consumers, and a healthy, viable future for Virginia’s farmers and farmland