Sep 12, 2002
Sep 12, 2002
LocalHarvest Newsletter -- September 12, 2002
Dear LocalHarvest Member,
Hello, and welcome to our newsletter. Each issue of our newsletter
highlights our new partnerships, recent members, and other developments
here at LocalHarvest.
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1) Restaurants Update
1) Could *you* use a mini-LocalHarvest?
2) New Partnerships
3) Featured Member
4) New Members
1) RESTAURANTS UPDATE
As mentioned in our August Newsletter, we are currently undertaking
the ambitious project of expanding our directory to include all of the
restaurants in the USA that feature local and sustainably grown food.
Since we added this feature to our Web site about a month ago, 36
restaurants have been added to our database. This is a good beginning,
but we are very aware that we have a long way to go.
If you are a farmer and you sell your produce to locally-owned
restaurants, or if you know of a restaurant that should be on our
network, please let them know about our free service. By promoting
restaurants that sell local produce we help family farms develop
stronger local food markets. This is a good thing for everyone involved.
1) REBRANDING: Could *you* use a mini-LocalHarvest?
LocalHarvest supports itself by providing Information Technology services
to the Sustainable Agriculture, Buy Local, and Environmental Communities.
If you are a Sustainable Ag group and would like to have a custom search
engine, a map, or a directory based on the LocalHarvest engine, talk to
us. We can create a map-enabled search engine for your Web site that
shows only your members and/or geographical area, or we can do even
stranger things, like building an interactivea map of all okra growers
within ten miles of any city in the USA with more than 5000 inhabitants.
(If for whatever bizarre reason that is what you need). We can customize
and "rebrand" pieces of our technology, and seamlessly add them into your
Web site. See our "Services" page for some examples:
If you are interested and would like to explore the possibilities, please
email Guillermo Payet at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) NEW PARTNERSHIPS
EnviroLink is a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of
organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people
in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing
comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news.
In partnership with EnviroLink, LocalHarvest recently developed the
EnviroLink US Atlas; an interactive map of all of the US-based
resources in the EnviroLink database. Do you want to volunteer
your time to a local environmental or social activism group? With
the EnviroLink Atlas you can now search for groups close to you
that are working on the issues that you care about.
3) FEATURED MEMBER OF THE WEEK
Dogwood Spring Farm - Burkesville, KY
Dogwood Spring is a small family farm in rural Kentucky that focuses
on biodynamic agriculture. Christy, Chris, and their two daughters
Kaysha, 10, and Gabe, 8 keep very busy filling CSA baskets, and doing
the daily farm chores like milking the cow and feeding the chickens.
Dogwood Spring has been operating a CSA since 1999, and this year is
offering 25 shares. Their CSA season runs from May to September.
In addition to growing vegetables for the CSA, the farm is also a center
for outreach work and classes relating to organic and biodynamic food,
farming and gardening.
For more information on Rudolph Steiner's biodynamic methods, we
recommend that you visit the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening
Association's Web site: (http://www.biodynamics.com)
3) NEW MEMBERS
Since our last Newsletter, on August 16, LocalHarvest has grown by 146
new members. 80 of these are Farmers' Markets that we've added directly
into the site. The remaining 66 members are direct additions into the
directory via the Web site:
4499 | Kokua Market Natural Foods Cooperative
4500 | Flying J Farm
4502 | Port Washington Farmers' Market
4503 | Trail's End Farm
4513 | East Cliff/Live Oak Farmers Market
4532 | Herban Kitchen
4533 | Nora's
4534 | Real Food Daily
4535 | Gabriella's Cafe
4536 | Oswald's
4537 | Ananda Marga Lake Hughes Peach Farm
4538 | Creswick Farms
4541 | Singh Farms
4544 | Zuni Cafe
4546 | Stars Bar and Dining
4547 | The Slanted Door
4548 | Juicey Lucy's
4549 | Jardiniere
4550 | A-Rocky Road
4551 | Bistro Don Giovanni
4552 | Brix Restaurant
4553 | Cafe Beaujolais
4554 | Cafe La Haye
4555 | Edge of the Earth
4556 | Lu's Kitchen
4557 | Lucy's Cafe
4561 | The PowerHouse Brewing Company
4562 | Mixx Restaurant
4563 | Pangaea Cafe
4564 | Purple Thistle
4565 | The Ravens (at Stanford Inn by the Sea)
4566 | Deertracks Blackberry Farm
4568 | La Bruschetta
4592 | Blue Sun Cafe
4632 | Felton Farmers Market
4634 | Marin Sun Farms
4637 | Blue Mountain Cafe
4639 | LeGates Farm Market
4640 | Charley's Farm
4642 | La Jolla Elem. Schools Certified Farmers' Market
4644 | The People's Grocery
4645 | Valley View Blueberries, Inc.
4646 | WoodPrairie Farm
4647 | Five Points Community Farm Market
4648 | Strawbale Pantry
4649 | Angelica's Garden
4650 | Badger Ridge Garden
4651 | BC Gardens
4652 | Big Woods Farm
4654 | Hickoryworks
4655 | Wild Iris Organics
4656 | Oregon Trail Farm
4657 | Williamsburg Farmers' Market
4658 | The Bedford Farmers' Market, Inc.
We encourage you to visit their LocalHarvest listings. To do so,
just enter their member number (the number on the first column above)
into the "Name/Description" field in the LocalHarvest search form.
Thank you for your continued support.
Building, maintaining, and growing LocalHarvest has been, and continues
to be an arduous job. We are committed to offering free membership to
all of our members, while keeping the Web site free of advertising and
without any hidden agendas. We are proud of what we've accomplished on
a shoestring budget over the past three years, but we could certianly use
your help on moving forward. If you would like to contribute financially
to LocalHarvest, we would be very happy to receive your donation. Please
visit our "Contributing to LocalHarvest" page:
(http://www.localharvest.org/contribute.jsp). Thank you for your help!
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