A compilation of some of the websites mentioned in this blog for more information on relevant topics.

For more about sustainable farming and gardening practices and initiatives:

The American Community Garden Association helps get community gardens started across the country and offers support to organizers and volunteers who want to protect their existing gardens. Enter your zip code to find community gardens near you and read about the positive impact they have on neighborhoods. http://www.communitygarden.org/about-acga/

FarmXchange provides information on sustainable growing practices and new options like vertical farms to anyone interested in revolutionizing our existing food systems. http://www.farmxchange.org/project/

The National Young Farmers’ Coalition helps farmers just starting out find community support and advocates for legislation to protect small farms and farmers. http://www.youngfarmers.org/

For more about food markets:

A great guide to Haymarket for tourists or locals who have not yet experienced it firsthand, including a brief history of the district’s longstanding market tradition and tips on best buying practices. http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/haymarket-boston.html

A look at how Barcelona’s famous Boquería food market markets itself, attracts vendors and buyers, and promotes culinary learning. http://www.boqueria.info/index.php?lang=en

For more about entrepreneurial farmers:

Rachel Treasure is an Australian farmer who has broken into literature by pioneering the “rural romance” genre for readers interested in experiencing the adventures of life close to the land.  http://rachaeltreasure.com/

For more about being or becoming vegan:

This website features vegan recipes and news updates relevant to the interests and concerns of the vegan community.  http://www.vegan.org/

This website provides detailed nutritional information, substitution options, and resources describing the positive health and environmental effects of a vegan diet. http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/vegan.htm

And just for fun:

My favorite food blog – a commentary on the importance of good aesthetics and presentation when it comes to food, the current popularity of prioritizing what we eat and engaging with our food, and the power nostalgia and memory have in affecting what we eat. http://smittenkitchen.com/


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