Michelangelo once said, "I am still learning." Me too!
Embracing agricultural principles of local, sustainable, and regenerative are critical to the health of our inner and outer ecosystems. I will continue to add to this list and I would welcome you sharing your trustworthy sources to be included as well.
Boulder County Farmer's Market 2024 CSA Guide: 2024 CSA Guide
Growing Gardens, Boulder CO is a non-profit that "cultivates community through sustainable agriculture." Click on the tab "what we do" to learn about their CSA programs, goat dairy, camps for children, classes for all, beekeeping, and more. Growing Gardens
Masa Seed Foundation is a Front Range Seed Bank of open pollinated, locally adapted, heirloom, farm-grown, rigorously selected seeds. They have their own very special seed store (think "Seed Apothecary") where you can purchase their seeds direct from them or you will see their unique seed packets around the Boulder/Front Range area. Masa
Jacob Springs Farm, Boulder CO is a "beyond organic" farm that offers raw milk shares, meat CSA, eggs, vegetables, honey, and more. Jacob Springs
Light Root Farm, Boulder CO is a biodynamic dairy farm that offers raw milk shares, eggs, meat, maple syrup.
Bluebird Sky Farmstead, Longmont CO raises pigs, chickens, and ducks. They offer an egg CSA (chicken and duck), and sell pork and pork lard. Bluebird Sky
Locavore is a Colorado, front-ranged based delivery business, that does the sourcing for you. As a happy and very satisfied customer, I am happy to share this referral link with you which comes with a $20 store credit on your first order over $99: Locavore .
Colorado Department of Agriculture annual CSA and Farmer's Market directory listed by county: 2023 CDA Farm Fresh
USDA Agricultural Market Service - lists markets that feature two or more farm vendors selling agricultural products directly to customers at a common, recurrent physical location: USDA Local Food
Local Harvest will connect you with your local farms, CSA's, and farmer's markets: Local Harvest (This link will take you to choices near Boulder, CO but just input your location at the top of the page)
The Colorado Grain School / The Colorado Grain Chain / Waves of Grain: All excellent sources for information and connections to Whole Grains.
(If you do not live in Colorado and need help finding a quality CSA and/or farmer's market in your area, please email and assistance will be provided.)
Harlequin's Gardens, Boulder CO is a native plant nursery that grows and sells only organically grown plants, trees, shrubs, herbs, vegetables, and houseplants. All plants are free of neonicotinoids and other harmful pesticides that disrupt and kill bees and other critical pollinators. Classes and well-educated staff share knowledge on soil health, regenerative agriculture, and earth-friendly growing practices. Their website and newsletter are filled with great articles and blogs. Harlequin's
Rodale Institute, offers research, farmer training, and consumer education. A great source for organic and regenerative agriculture. Rodale
Slow Food is a great international organization founded in Italy and now has chapters all over the world. The common mission is to ensure good, clean, fair food for all, while preserving biodiversity and protecting the planet. Food justice, agroecology, seed saving, education, and so much more are all part of their mission. Slow Food
Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally (S.O.I.L.) is a member-based organization that make 0% loans to local farmers and food entrepreneurs. Great way to support local Boulder/Denver farmers (and there is a similar model in Carbondale). Soil Boulder
Soil Food Web School: Soil
Interesting Reads on Inner and Outer Ecosystems
Don the Rooster and Me: A true story of life, death, food, and the power of gratitude, by Susan Schiliro Guegan
The Better Brain: Overcoming Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition, by B. Kaplan, PhD, and J. Rucklidge, PhD
The Unseen Body: A Doctor's Journey Through The Hidden Wonders of Human Anatomy, by Jonathan Reisman
The Disease Delusion, byDr. Jeffrey S. Bland
Big Chicken, by Maryn McKenna
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health, by Jo Robinson
FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices, by Gigi Berardi
Food: What The Heck Should I Eat, by Mark Hyman, MD
Food Fix: How To Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Community, And Our Planet--One Bite At A Time, by Mark Hyman, MD
Sandor Katz's Fermentation Journeys: Recipes, Techniques, and Traditions From Around The World, by Sandor Ellix Katz
Folks, this ain't normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier hens, Healthier People, and a Better World , by Joel Salatin
Functional and Holistic Medicine resources to help you find answers to your health concerns:
The Institute of Functional Medicine: https://www.ifm.org/
The Cleveland Clinic, Center for Functional Medicine Health Library: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health?
Asbestos exposure awareness For Agricultural Workers including Farmers, Garden & Nursery Staff, Propagators, Growers, Home Gardeners, etc. These links provide educational material for you or a loved one (for non-government links that involve legal advice, ask questions, do not provide personal information like social security number/banking info/other, and continue vetting all contacts.
https://www.osha.gov/asbestos / https://aghealth.ucdavis.edu/news/healthy-lungs-and-agriculture / https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/resource-library/asbestos-publications/naturally-occurring-asbestos/farming-in-areas-of-naturally-occurring-asbestos2 / https://www.mesothelioma.com/ / https://www.asbestos.com/