I love supporting companies that share the same values as I do as far as food goes. I’m really into farm-to-table restaurants, and I love buying stuff from local health foods stores and farmer’s markets. These resources will help you find good, local food around where you live, including places you maybe were not aware of! These websites are also great for traveling. When I visit a new city, the first thing I do before going is look up all the good places to go out to eat or get food. I seriously plan my trips around eating and which restaurants I want to try 🙂
Also, if you’re planning on moving, it’s good to know what’s in the area to help you decide where exactly you want to settle. I was thinking about moving to a different state this fall, and the first thing I researched when looking up locations was what’s in the area as far as farms, CSAs, markets, health food stores, and farm-to-table restaurants. Having those options available is something that is very important to me. I thought I would share some of the ways I find these places because if you’re anything like me, you’ll love being able to pick something nearby that you feel good about eating and supporting.
I’ve been using this website for a little while now. It’s such an awesome resource that lets you search any city and then informs you of the local farms, markets, and hand-picked restaurants in the area. It’s very easy to navigate and color codes different pinpoints on a map to show you where everything is at.
This is another incredible website I have recently encountered that is very comprehensive. It shares dining options, farmer’s markets, local foods and co-ops, where to get seeds, and craft bakeries. It has a section dedicated to listing all of the CSA’s in your area too. There are also other goodies you can see along the menu bar that might be fun to check out!
You can utilize the search bar at the top of the page to see farms, CSAs, and farmer’s markets in your area. They also have the results color coded and pinpointed on a map. I have found that this website has the best list of CSAs in the area.
When I’m on the go, especially just in a new city for the day, I’ll do a quick search on this app to scope out some of the options that I might be interested in. The free app includes restaurants and health food stores in its listing, which is really pretty convenient.
I hope these help you on your food endeavors now and in the future. Are there any other resources that you love that I haven’t discovered yet? I’d love to know!