Sources for Food

Farms & farmers markets

American Grassfed Association (AGA)

Search for AGA approved producers certified according to strict standards.

The Cornucopia Institute

Web-based tools rating all certified organic brands of eggs, dairy products and other commodities. Separaties CAFO “organic” production from authentic organic practices.

Demeter USA

A directory of certified Biodynamic farms and brands. This directory can also be found on

Provides lists of farmers, local farmers markets, as well as local stores and restaurants that sell grass fed products.

Local Harvest

Find local farms, farmers markets, food co-ops, groceries, pick-you-owns, and farm stands.

Internet businesses

US Wellness Meats

Bones and meat. Mail order

To Your Health Sprouted Flour

Sprouted grains and flours that you can’t find in the grocery store.

Frontier Co-op

Wholesale store for herbs, spices and much more. Create a wholesale account ($10 one time fee) and use their software to order with friends. If you and your friends meet a order minimum of $250, you’ll get very significant discounts.The order will arrive in a big box(es) and must be sorted.

Mountain Rose Herbs

Mainly herbs and spices, small quantity packages available. Offers on-line herbal classes.

Grocery stores

Kosher markets
Ethnic food stores – middle eastern, asian, latin american, etc.

I’ve purchased organic fenugreek seeds from Frontier which did not sprout, and non organic fenugreek seeds from a local ethnic food store which sprouted great.

co-ops & locally owned grocery stores

Fermentation cultures

The Happy Herbalist

Mail order. My personal favorite. Specializes in fermented dairy and fermented beverages. Sells live (not powered) cultures. For yogurt, he offers two choices – Caspian Sea and “long” Villi yogurt. Unless your house is 60 degrees, Caspian Sea yogurt will work better than Villi yogurt. Also sells kefir grains & other high quality probiotic foods.

Gem Cultures

Mail order. According to Sandor Katz, this family-run business is the best all-around source for fermentation cultures in the US. Carries all kinds of cultures from yogurt to miso.

Cultures for Health

Available at grocery stores. Many culture types including direct set and heirloom, dairy and non-dairy. Lots of basic education material on their website.

Garden seeds

Turtle Tree Seeds

Offering 385+ varieties of open-pollinated, biodynamic seeds. An integrated workshop at Camphill Village

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