standards for inclusion
Eat Well Guide supports sustainable agriculture: the practice of producing food that is healthier for consumers, fair to workers, safeguards the environment, and is humane to animals. Sustainable agriculture provides for the needs of the present without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Eat Well Guide includes restaurants, farms, farmersí markets, stores, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs that demonstrate a firm commitment to sustainable agriculture. We also include businesses and organizations that work to support the movement.
Farms that are listed in Eat Well Guide employ sustainable practices; some are certified organic by the USDA, and many are beyond organic. Vendors that are listed in Eat Well Guide demonstrate a commitment to source food locally and buy food seasonally. These practices provide more nutritious food that has traveled a shorter distance from farm to fork, and revitalizes local economies.
By fostering connections between producers of sustainable food and consumers, Eat Well Guide strives to increase access to good food and expand markets for socially responsible farmers and food producers.