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waldrons Aug 1, 2006 12:58 AM

On an earlier topic, I saw a post containing a link to a map of farms in the Bay Area that use sustainable practices. (I could swear it was on the topic dealing with "The Omnivore's Dilemma", but I can't find it there or elsewhere using the search function.)

I got the impression the farms encouraged visitors (since it was described as a map). Does anyone recognize this? (I know there are other ways to get similar info, such as Marin Organic, but the link looked worth following.....)

Thanks in advance!

Susan

  1. Lori SF Jul 3, 2007 10:05 AM

    This is a interesting list-
    http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/datastore/datareport.cfm?reportnumber=207

    and the participants for Outstanding in the Fields- some local
    http://www.outstandinginthefield.com/...

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      soquelcalifornia Jul 3, 2007 08:28 AM

      By far the best way to locate farms (and farmers markets, CSAs, restaurants, etc., selling fresh/local food) is to use Local Harvest.

      http://www.localharvest.org

      Plug in a zip code and voilà!

      I can't tell you how useful that site is. Nothing compares: not government sites, nothing.

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      1. re: soquelcalifornia
        Robert Lauriston Jul 3, 2007 09:13 AM

        Dunno about that. Most of the farms I buy from aren't in its database. Basic search on my zip code brings up a pretty random selection:

        1. Berkeley Unified School District
        2. Supernatural Thang! (skin cream manufacturer)
        3. Chez Panisse
        4. Saul's
        5. Berkeley Farmers' Markets
        6. Premier Organics (skin cream manufacturer)

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        waldrons Aug 3, 2006 05:40 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions, but none seem to be what I "remember" seeing before! I'm familiar with the Sonoma Farm Trails, and had found the topic for "Ominvore's" Dilemma, but can't find that exact post. Oh, well. Thanks to all for trying!

        Susan

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          Nancy Berry Aug 5, 2006 04:30 AM

          How about this link?

          http://smallfarms.typepad.com/small_f...

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            waldrons Aug 6, 2006 06:46 PM

            Nancy,

            What an interesting link! It's not exactly what I was looking for (I'm looking more for the farms themselves, rather than restaurants), but it's still a great link. Thanks!

            Susan

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              Sixy Aug 6, 2006 07:02 PM

              Tana, the creator of Small Farms also made this farmers map on palatial:

              http://www.platial.com/tanabutler/map/1868

              could that be it?

              and then I was just alerted to this recently too which may be of interest to people looking in to this subject:

              http://wheresyours.com/home/

              I was told it was meant to be a food related emphasis but it doesn't look like it is going particularly in that direction so far. It's brand new and I havent really had a chance to check it out in detail/

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            Daniel Duane Aug 1, 2006 07:35 PM

            you might have been hindered in your search for the prior post by the fact that I'd mis-typed Omnivore in the original post. (I wrote "Ominvore's Dilemma). But here's the link:

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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            1. re: Daniel Duane
              Robert Lauriston Aug 1, 2006 07:39 PM

              You can correct that by clicking in the title.

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              Nancy Berry Aug 1, 2006 06:34 PM

              I think that you're looking for the Sonoma Farm Trails map. Here's a link:

              http://www.farmtrails.org/about_us.html

              1. Scott M Aug 1, 2006 01:46 AM

                Not sure this is what you saw, but this was posted in the not too distant past.

                http://www.wisefoodways.com/bay/

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