Community Alliance with Family Farmers - Today's Community Alliance with Family Farmers is the result of efforts by both farmers and urban activists working together for almost 30 years. Our mission is to build a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.
Green America - Green America is a national nonprofit consumer organization, promoting environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic justice through the strength of consumers, investors and businesses.
Slow Food USA - Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
American Institute of Wine & Food - The American Institute of Wine & Food is one of the few national organizations with the unique combination of dedicated wine and food enthusiasts and professionals. Wine and food enthusiasts get to meet and learn from renowned chefs, winemakers, authors, culinary historians, and food producers, while industry professionals have the opportunity to know and understand their core consumers.
A.I.W.F has created the successful Days Of Taste ® program for children by bringing local farms and chefs to classrooms across America. Days of Taste® is a national interactive program that was modeled after a successful French program known as Journée de Gout. Days of Taste® activities bring chefs and farmers into fourth and fifth grade classrooms to teach students in an engaging way about the importance of fresh food and how ingredients weave their way through daily life, from farm to table. Days of Taste® focus and main objectives are to build a food and nutrition vocabulary, an understanding that locally grown ingredients are the freshest, and gain the experience to contrast flavors and develop taste memories.
American Culinary Federation & American Academy of Chefs - The American Culinary Federation, Inc, (ACF) is the premier professional chefs' organization in North America, with more than 230 chapters nationwide and 19,000 members. There mission is to make a positive difference for culinarians through education, apprenticeship and certification, while creating a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among culinarians everywhere.
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association - The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) develops, protects and promotes the organic seed trade and its growers, and assures that the organic community has access to excellent quality organic seed, free of contaminants and adapted to the diverse needs of local organic agriculture.