The Local Food Movement Goes Online

Online tools designed to connect local farmers with consumers are helping sustain the local food and urban agriculture movements.

Planetizen contributing editor Christian Madera writes in Next American City about new tools for going local:

"In New York City, consumers interested in shopping for local food can visit WhatIsFresh.com to find the locations of local greenmarkets, learn about vendors, and see which foods are in season and where they are available. The site offers a searchable directory of products (from Apples and Artichokes to Wheatgrass and Yogurt), and lets vendors provide updates about their offerings and schedules – helping to connect local producers to new customers."

"For people interested in growing their own food, a growing number of sites help link people willing to work gardens with plots of unused land..."

Thanks to Julia Serazio

Full Story: Beyond Farmville: Supporting Urban Agriculture Online

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