about eat well guide
Eat Well Guide®
is a free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada.
The Guide's thousands of listings include family farms, restaurants, farmers' markets, grocery stores, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, U-pick orchards and more. Users can search by location, keyword, category or product to find good food, download customized guides, or plan a trip with the innovative mapping tool, Eat Well Everywhere. The Eat Well Guide team is responsible for the free educational booklet Cultivating the Web: High Tech Tools for the Sustainable Food Movement
Together with the enterprising spirits of independent farmers, locally owned businesses and partner organizations, the Eat Well Guide’s collaborative technology harnesses the power of the web to effect social, environmental and economic change, and maps the route to a more sustainable food system.
For more on the criteria to be listed in Eat Well Guide, view our standards for inclusion
We believe that ecologically sound, community-based food choices are essential to solving environmental degradation, climate instability, economic inequality and the myriad adverse health effects of industrialized food production. By creating local connections among consumers and producers of fresh, sustainable food, Eat Well seeks to increase access to healthy food, expose unjust and unsustainable food production practices and expand markets for small-scale farmers and other socially responsible food producers.
"In reality, the site is as organic as the food it advocates. It is constantly changing each day, with updates and new entries from the site's readers and partners. It is also growing, with each new farmers market or locally rooted business that is able to connect to people seeking out exactly what they are producing. And, like a healthy garden, it thrives on diversity."
– 'Finding the Best Local Food Near You Just Got Easier' AlterNet
Eat Well Guide was initially created by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP
) as a directory of sustainably produced animal products. IATP later joined forces with Sustainable Table
on the project. Eat Well Guide in its current form, which includes all types of food products, launched in 2003, along with The Meatrix
, a critically acclaimed Flash animation series about the dangers of factory farming.
Eat Well Guide is a program of the GRACE Communications Foundation (GCF) which highlights the interconnections of food, water and energy, educating consumers, advocates and policy makers through web-based initiatives like the Ecocentric blog
, The Meatrix
, Sustainable Table
, ourWater Program
, Energy Program
If you have questions about the Guide, visit our FAQ
page, or email at Contact us