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Aug 1, 2006 12:58 AM

Looking for a list of farms...

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!


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

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

      1. 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:

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        1. re: Daniel Duane

          You can correct that by clicking in the title.

        2. 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!


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            1. re: Nancy Berry


              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!


              1. re: Nancy Berry

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


                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:


                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/

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


              Plug in a zip code and voilĂ !

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

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              1. re: soquelcalifornia

                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)