American Farmland Trust: National non-profit organization committed to protecting the nation’s best farm and ranch land and improving the economic viability of agriculture.
Fair Food Network: Non-profit working at the intersection of food systems, sustainability and social equity to guarantee access to healthy, fresh and sustainably grown food, especially in underserved communities.
Farmers Market Coalition: Non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for farmers markets, including information on funding sources, links to state farmers market associations, and a listserv.
USDA/AMS: Branch of the USDA that supports public markets through funding opportunities, etc.
The Wallace Center at Winrock International: Non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a sustainable food system in the U.S. Resources includes a guide to assist market managers in the development of a farmers market.
Wholesome Wave Foundation: National organization dedicated to increasing production and access to healthy, fresh and affordable locally grown food for the well-being of all.
World Union of Wholesale Markets: non-profit association that aims to promote the international exchange of information on wholesale and retail markets, with a view to improving their construction, organization and management.
Articles & Papers:
East New York Farms: Youth Participation in Community Development and Urban Agriculture
Yvonne Hung, Department of Environmental Psychology, City University of New York, 2004
Eat Fresh and Grow Jobs, Michigan
Cantrell, Conner, Erickcek, Hamm, Michigan Land Use Institute and the C.S. Mott Group, September 2006
The Effect of Community Gardens on Neighboring Property Values
Been and Voicu, NYU Center for Law and Economics, March 2006
Healthy Food, Healthy Communities
Flournoy and Treuhaft, PolicyLink, September 2005