Sustainable Food and Farming Organizations

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

CBF supports land use programs and policies that slow the loss of farmland and prevent sprawl. Preserving farms and open space is essential, because these lands serve as precious natural filters for our water.

Fair Farms Maryland

The Fair Farms Campaign brings together consumers, farmers, public health professionals, and conservationists to advocate for visionary farming practices and support farmers who farm against the grain while protecting our waterways and our lands.

Future Harvest—Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (CASA)

Future Harvest—CASA’s mission is to provide education, networking, and advocacy to help build a sustainable Chesapeake foodshed, where food flows from farm and fishery to table in ways that strengthen farming and the regional food economy; protect our land, water, and air; and provide healthy, nutritious food that sustains the region’s communities and cities.

Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association (MOFFA)

MOFFA is a non-profit educational organization that brings together the community of growers, consumers, and retailers in Maryland to support organic and ecological farming and local food production.

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG)

NESAWG is a network of organizations and individuals carrying out farm and food systems endeavors in 12 states and Washington DC, working to harness the power of a multi-sector regional network to catalyze meaningful change toward a sustainable and just food system.

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

As the largest statewide, member-based sustainable farming organization in the United States, PASA seeks to improve the economic viability, environmental soundness and social responsibility of food and farming systems in Pennsylvania and across the country.

Piedmont Environmental Council

The Piedmont Environmental Council works to safeguard the landscape, communities and heritage of Virginia’s Piedmont by involving citizens in related public policy and land conservation.

Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF)

The Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) is the primary organization in the state of Virginia concerned with organic and biological farming and gardening.