Tomato Festival Favorite Links

A Celebration of Heirloom Tomato Varieties from Around the World

 

Favorite Tomato and Gardening Links

ORGANIC FARMS:

Swank Farm - Swank Farms is proud to be a supplier of quality farm foods for many Hollister, CA residents. Selling fresh produce, ornamentals and their famous salsa at local farmer's markets and produce stands, Swank Farms is proud to be involved with Hollister CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs. California Certified Organic Farm.

Love Apple Farm - Gardening and Cooking Educational Center.


BLOGS:

Tana Butler's I Heart Farms Blog - "This blog has grown out of my love for these farms, and my appreciation for the hard-working people who choose that life. I can't think of more important work on the planet, and I hope that my appreciation, and yours, somehow rewards them. Get to know your local farmers. They're raising the food you love." www.iheartfarms.com

Dirt Du Jour - Dirt du jour is a free daily email and website about gardening that serves a community of passionate plant people.

Vintage Garden Gal - VintageGardenGal, is a "garden lifestyle" blog about gardens, garden antiques, chickens, travels, vineyards, wine, home-grown food, recipes, garden economizing, and more.


GARDENING:

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply

Local Harvest - Real Food, Real Farmers, Real Community - The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.

The Ecological Farming Association - The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy.

P. Allen Smith - To view P. Allen Smith review of the TomatoFest Tomato Festival: http://www.pallensmith.com/articles/carmel-tomato-festival

Svensson Garden Screens

Climate Prediction Center

The National Gardening Association - For more than 35 years, the National Gardening Association (NGA) has been working to renew and sustain the essential connection between people, plants, and the environment. NGA is a leading national provider of K-12, plant-based educational materials.


MEMBERSHIPS:

Organic Trade Association - The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA's mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy.

California Certified Organic Farmers - CCOF promotes and supports organic food and agriculture through a premier organic certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education and political advocacy.

Green America - Our mission is to harness economic power-the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace-to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

American Culinary Federation - ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs.

Slow Foods USA - Slow Food USA is part of a global movement, which believes everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food.

Organic Consumers Association - The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics.

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers - is building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.
CAFF is a non-profit organization that advocates for California's family farmers and sustainable agriculture.

OSGATA - 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.

COMMUNITY GARDEN/SCHOOL GARDEN PROJECTS:

Wasatch Community Gardens - We are committed to building community and providing opportunities to learn and grow through gardening.