Links and Resources

Local Flowers, Food and Agriculture

SLOW Flowers

Slow Flowers is the name of a movement, a book, and now, an online resource to connect floral customers with American floral designers who take the “no imports” pledge. Why is this important? Increasingly, people are asking: Where were these flowers grown? How far did they have to travel to get here? I want to meet the farmer! When you choose locally-grown, American flowers, they are in-season and definitely more sustainable than any product that was shipped here on jumbo jets from another continent. We want to help you find the best U.S. floral designers who are committed to sourcing from American flower farms. Together, we can Help American Flowers Flourish!

Foodshed Alliance

The Foodshed Alliance is a grassroots, non-profit devoted to promoting locally-grown food and farming. We work with farmers, community members, and agricultural leaders to develop projects that foster the growth of a sustainable local food system. We focus on raising public awareness about the value of local foods and on helping farmers find more profitable and sustainable ways to grow and market.

Local Harvest

Local Harvest... real food, real farmers, real community. The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use the Local Harvest website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

NOFA New Jersey

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey is a unique collaboration among the stakeholders in our food system. Its members include farmers, consumers, retailers, processors, educators and researchers. NOFA-NJ serves the NJ/PA region as a catalyst in the development of a sustainable organic agricultural system; educates diverse audiences about the significance and meaning of organic practices for food and the environment, and helps organic and progressive conventional farmers build and maintain sustainable operations.

Trade Associations & Industry Resources

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) was formed in 1988 to unite and inform growers in the production and marketing of field and greenhouse cut flowers. The ASCFG provides information on growing techniques, marketing strategies, and new developments in the industry that you won’t find anywhere else. Through the ASCFG, you will get to know the top researchers, retail and wholesale buyers, suppliers, and most important, other successful cut flower growers.

Rodale Institute

Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates global solutions from the ground up. Our soil scientists and a cooperating network of researchers have documented that organic farming techniques offer the best solution to global warming and famine. We were founded in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale. Our Farming Systems Trial®, the longest-running U.S. study comparing organic and conventional farming techniques, is the basis for our practical training to thousands of farmers in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Our findings are clear: A global organic transformation will mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere and restore soil fertility.