Hello, dear OA readers! We hope you are enjoying our Earth Day party as much as we are. Since this IS a celebration of sustainable farmers and chefs, we asked you to tell us your favorites. We were blown away by how in touch you all are with your local heroes. We've dedicated this post to you and your go-to chefs and farmers, so that all our readers can explore and discover new sustainable eats close to them. Thank you so much for helping us put this together! This first installment is all about the farmers and farms you submitted. The reader names are in bold, followed by their submission.
(Grant Family Farms / Facebook)
Robin Abraham: Pure Éire Dairy in Othello, Washington, and Pat~n~Tams Beef in Standfield, Oregon
Erin 'Jones' Edds: Gunthorp Farms Jamie Staton in Lagrange, Indiana
Brittney Theus-Velasco: Organic Valley in La Farge, Wisconsin
Sylwia Malolepsza: Riverford farm in UK, organic local and seasonal fruits and veggies
Brianne Snow: Grant Farms Csa in Wellington, Colorado
Fauzia Mirza: Andrew Sanica in Mississauga, Ontario
Trisha Spinelli: Steven Farrell of Finca Luna Nueva Lodge -- he has an organic/biodynamic ginger and turmeric farm in Costa Rica
Heather Dawn Kahabka - Plant it Nursery in Nevada
Julie Newman Reimund: Graceful Grazers in Adams County, Ohio
Carol Ocoin: Pat's Pastured in East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Amber Lynn Mott: Trinity Farms in Enfield, Connecticut! Best Milk
Rachel Soumokil: Orme Ranch in Northern Arizona for wonderful grassfed beef
Jude Ranson: Pyramid John Vandeusen of "Food is Free" in Austin, Texas
Kathy Harrelson: Sugarfoot Organic Farms in Conway, SC
Margaret Gibson Barbera: Justin Deri in North Yarmouth, Maine
Bryan D. Dore: Goranson Farm in Dresden, Maine
Chris O'Byrne: Willoway Farm in Fredonia, Wisconsin
Valerie Blay: Creekside Natural Farm in Minooka, Illinois
Lisa Baker Kilmer: Gray Horse-Farm in Clinton Corners, New York
Julie Kidwell: Traders Point Creamery, Zionsville, Indiana
Jennifer Halm: Timberlane Organic Farm in Ohio
Monica Camacho: Quarry Farmers Market in San Antonio, Texas
Karen Vizer: Farm Fresh Express in Connecticut
Karen Vande: Gold Forest Grains in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mark Kapalski: I don't know their website (or even if they have one), but here in Houston it's Gundermann farms out in nearby Wharton. They have been a staple in organic farming here for years. The other is Last Organic outpost (google them) run by Joe and Marcella Icet. They are an urban farm.
Stacy Hutchison Bigby: In the Seattle/Tacoma area our favorite is Terry's Berries
Lauren Kelly, Certified Nutritionist: A Toute Heure in NJ!
Lauren Wood: On the seacoast of New Hampshire there are many to choose from but here are a few of my favorites. http://meadowsmirth.com/http://www.stoutoakfarm.com/ and http://www.heronpondfarm.com/ for veggies, http://newrootsfarm.com/ for meat, http://jewelltownevineyards.com/index.php for wine And this is the BEST pick your own farm ever! http://www.blueberrybayfarm.com/
Wally's Farm: Wally's farm in Hawaii Kai Hawaii!!!
Organic Authority would like to thank all of you and all of the sustainable, organic farmers and chefs whose work is providing healthy food for us all to eat. We honor you as being conscious stewards of our planet. And, we are thrilled to have you participating in our Earth Day event!