Source Your Food

Farmer's Markets

    A farmer's market is a physical marketplace where local farmers, growers, and producers come together to sell their fresh produce and other goods directly to consumers. These markets provide a platform for small-scale farmers and artisans to connect with their local community and sell their products without the need for middlemen or retailers. Farmer's markets typically offer a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, meat, dairy, baked goods, and other locally-produced foods, as well as handmade crafts and other items. They are often held on a regular basis, such as weekly or monthly, and are popular in urban and rural areas alike.

    A food subscription box is a recurring delivery service that provides subscribers with a selection of food items or ingredients on a regular basis. These boxes typically contain a curated selection of products, such as snacks, meal kits, or ingredients for cooking, and are delivered to the subscriber's doorstep on a regular schedule, often monthly or bi-monthly.

Food subscription boxes can be tailored to specific dietary needs, preferences, or lifestyles, such as vegan, gluten-free, or paleo. They may also feature products from small or local food producers, allowing subscribers to discover new and unique items that they may not have otherwise been able to find in their local area.


    Gardening is the practice of cultivating and growing plants, typically for ornamental or food purposes, in a designated area such as a garden, yard, or greenhouse. Gardening can be done on a small or large scale, from a single potted plant to a large farm or orchard.

There are many different types of gardening, including vegetable gardening, flower gardening, container gardening, hydroponic gardening, and more. Gardening can also vary by climate, soil type, and available resources, and may involve different techniques for planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, and pest control.

Gardening can have many benefits, such as providing fresh produce, beautifying outdoor spaces, improving air quality, and promoting mental and physical health through outdoor activity and exposure to nature. Gardening can also be a creative and rewarding hobby, allowing individuals to express their personal style and preferences through their plant selections and design choices.

Food Co-op

   A food co-op, short for food cooperative, is a type of grocery store that is owned and operated by its members. Members of a food co-op typically pay a fee to join and have a say in how the store is run, such as deciding what products to carry, how to price them, and how to allocate profits.

Food co-ops typically prioritize sustainable and locally-sourced products, and often have a focus on organic, non-GMO, or other specialty foods. They may also prioritize fair labor practices and environmental sustainability in their operations.

Because food co-ops are owned and operated by their members, they may offer lower prices than traditional grocery stores, as well as a more personalized shopping experience. Additionally, members may be able to take advantage of special discounts or perks, such as access to bulk purchasing options.

Food co-ops can be found in both urban and rural areas and are often organized as nonprofit organizations. They may also have a strong community focus, providing educational programs or other resources to their members and the broader community.