Farms & farmers markets
Search for AGA approved producers certified according to strict standards.
Web-based tools rating all certified organic brands of eggs, dairy products and other commodities. Separaties CAFO “organic” production from authentic organic practices.
A directory of certified Biodynamic farms and brands. This directory can also be found on BiodynamicFood.org.
Provides lists of farmers, local farmers markets, as well as local stores and restaurants that sell grass fed products.
Find local farms, farmers markets, food co-ops, groceries, pick-you-owns, and farm stands.
Bones and meat. Mail order
Sprouted grains and flours that you can’t find in the grocery store.
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.
Mainly herbs and spices, small quantity packages available. Offers on-line herbal classes.
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
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.
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.
Available at grocery stores. Many culture types including direct set and heirloom, dairy and non-dairy. Lots of basic education material on their website.
Offering 385+ varieties of open-pollinated, biodynamic seeds. An integrated workshop at Camphill Village