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  1. Lost Arts Kitchen

    This business is a: Teaching to good w/real food that desrves your support because, The owner and chef teaches how to prepare good wholesome food, how to grow it and preserve it. She mainly uses organic whenever possible. She also try to good with good that is in season. -- this business can be found at: Portland, OR 503-253-7331 chris@lostartskitchen.com Lostartskitchen.com

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    • love bites

      fine food, locally grown, organic, slow food...the best of the concept. -- this business can be found at: saugerties, ny

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      • preserves Santa Barbara

        preserves Santa Barbara makes delicious preserved food using traditional techniques and utilizing the incredible diversity and bounty of Santa Barbara and the Central Coast small farm community. We produce products for retail and refrigerated products for wholesale - primarily to restaurants, coop, CSA and hotels.
        Our goals are to remind people that the consciously locally grown, perfectly preserved peach IS superior , to the fresh but out of season peach from 10,000 miles away, further we keep as many dollars in our immediate community as we can, always striving to provide a quality local experience that embraces all parts of…

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        • Cityscape Farms

          Cityscape Farms is working to bring sustainable ag to cities in a novel way, by putting aquaponics greenhouses on vacant lots and rooftops. -- this business can be found at: San Francisco info@cityscapefarms.com http://www.cityscapefarms.com/

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          • Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota South Central Chapter

            PO Box 128, Clarks Grove, MN 56016 Funding is very much needed to keep our chapter and other chapters of SFA of MN going. We are the only truely grass roots oganization serving farmers in our area and across the state, if other chapters of SFA are considered. A relatively small amount of funding could have a large effect. Farmers need to come together to help each other and do not have the time or resources available to fully support their own efforts to do this. I would be glad to go into more detail on this urgent need to…

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            • Community Roots

              Kipp Nash, the founder, has inspired and motivated so many in the Boulder community - by doing what he loves and sharing it freely. He's motivated to expand into community FRUITS and make preserves, apple sauce etc. with volunteer effort and some distribution to shelters and food banks. Kipp could grow several viable local agriculture businesses, employing more folks with a little capital. -- this business can be found at: Boulder 303-499-0866 kippnash@hotmail.com http://www.communityrootsboulder.com/

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              • Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

                An educational and inspirational non-profit organization that offers permaculture certification and other workshops about sustainable living.

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                • The Nutrition Center

                  This business is a: Non Profit Organization that desrves your support because, The organization's mission is to inspire their community to develop a healthy relationship with food. Investing in local the local food systems. That being farms, farmers, food entrepreneurs, nutritionally minded professionals, etc. -- this business can be found at: Great Barrington, MA 4134298110 info@thenutritioncenter.org www.thenutritioncenter.org/

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                  • DC central kitchen

                    DC Central Kitchen began its first phase of operations on January 20, 1989, redistributing the excess food from the Presidential inauguration. The Kitchen is founded on the premise that when fighting poverty, one must fight to win by using every resource available. Be it food, money, or people, we hate to see wasted potential. Since its inception, DC Central Kitchen has used the kitchen as a central location to recover unused food, prepare and deliver meals to partner social service agencies, train and employ homeless men and women for the food service industry, and intellectually engage volunteers.

                    DC Central Kitchen…

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                    • Edible Planet

                      At Edible Planet, we realize that proper care of the Earth automatically involves proper care of individuals and that the physical, mental and emotional health and vitality of the individual is directly proportional to our ability to be proper Stewards of the planet, our communities, our families and ourselves.

                      We also understand that the human body is gifted with an immune system that, when provided the proper nutrients, serves us extremely well and that Nature provides us with a food source that, when grown in a truly organic manner and consumed fresh, is superior in nutrients as well as flavor.

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                      • Direct Connection Biochar

                        This business is a: Cooperative biochar development and production at Goddard College that desrves your support because, Because New Zealand has been monitoring soil carbon for 5 years now by satellite and they know it's value for atmospheric CO2 sequestration, soil health and,in turn, food nutrition. Except for early adopters, the US is a decade behind. Money is needed for production equipment and to build a critical mass to implement production of biochar. -- this business can be found at: Plainfield, VT

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                        • Pedal Power Engineering

                          Pedal Power Engineering has created an innovative, multi-function pedal power machine that can perform a multitude of tasks ranging from pumping water to milling grain to generating electricity. The machine also serves as a power platform from which other mechanical tools, devices and appliances can be run. It's great for anyone interested in energy use, sustainability, education, and it could potentially have broad applicability in developing nations.

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                          • Agrilab Technologies, www.Agrilabtech.com

                            These folks have perfected heat capture and transfer from aerobic composting, helping farms small or big wean themselves from fossil fuel and conventional utilities. The heat they capture while making high quality compost can be used for heating everything from hot water to homes, offices and greenhouses. Besides helping farms reduce fuel dependence, they are helping farms build great healthy soils! Needed stuff for the new world order! Based in Pawlet, Vermont. (802)325-2203

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                            • Eat Real Festival

                              We believe that good, delicious food is something to be celebrated, so we created an annual party called the Eat Real Festival. With a focus on food craft, street food, artisan beers, local wines and fresh and delicious food choices - all featuring sustainable local ingredients ‰ÛÒ the Eat Real Festival celebrates food in all its different and tasty forms.

                              We know that today‰'s eaters are concerned about how to spend their food dollar yet increasingly interested in learning about how food choices can contribute to a healthier environment and stronger communities. By using fresh and local ingredients (and their…

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                                • Sonoma Biologics

                                  Specializing in organic soil fertility programs, specifically brewed and extracted actively aerated compost teas and dried beneficial inoculates. Sonoma Biologics prides iteself on the technology of their source materials and propriatary extraction methods. Guaranteeing the agricultural community the highest diversity of cultured biology on the market. Whether it is poor nutrient cycling, soil remediation or pest and disease issues Sonoma Biologics works closely with their clients to overcome common issues faced by todays grower. Beneficial biology has been the cornerstone of life since the dawn of time to ensure soil fertility and maintain optimum growing conditions organically. However, through poor…

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                                  • Farm Hands, Inc.

                                    Farm Hands, Inc. has established The Common Ground Initiative as an innovative, socially responsible project integrated into a financially sustainable organic agribusiness. The mission is to develop a financially sustainable organic farming, and food production and distribution business, with the capacity of providing short-term lodging, permanent employment job/career opportunities and low/no cost organic food distribution to active and veteran military servicemembers and their families, and peoples living in federally identified Food Deserts. The extended mission is to provide employees and guests the environment of space, time and educational training they may require to regain the emotional resiliency and relational capacity…

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                                    • Bodylish

                                      bodylish is handmade bodycare. What you put ON your body is as important as what you eat. bodylish promotes healthy, local, sustainable daily beauty and bodycare items that are handmade and fresh. It is an online business to date, with plans to build a bodycare bakery and deli. bodylish.com

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                                        • Madison Area CSA Coalition

                                          MACSAC supports and connects Community Supported Agriculture farmers and eaters.

                                          We envision a future where Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is the backbone of a strong local food system; where all families have access to locally produced, organic food and have strong connections to their farms, food and community.

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