Find out what is in season:
NYC’s Greenmarkets guide to what’s in season.
An interactive map that shows what is in season in your area and gives shopping tips, storage advice and recipes.
Check out these great visuals: Local Foods Wheels!
Find farm fresh produce near you:
A map of New York State Farmers Markets, arranged by county. This is the most comprehensive listing of markets large and small.
List of New York farms that sell directly to consumers, arranged by county and product.
An easy to use Eat Well Guide for finding markets, restaurants, bakeries, wineries, and any other producer of good food in your area.
Local Harvest tracks farms, farmers’ markets, CSAs, co-ops and restaurants using local ingredients throughout the country. It is a good place to find out what resources might be available in your area.
Use Eat Wild to find safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles in your area.
Food Routes is a networking and education site providing information to people who want to ‘buy fresh, buy local.’ It has a good resources/library section.
Use the Campaign for Healthy Eating's guide to non-GMO sources of food to avoid genetically modified products.
Cook with fresh food:
Fruits and veggies more matters! is a site that has lots of great suggestions for shopping on a budget, strategies to get more fruits and vegetables on the plate, recipes, serving size guides and nutrition guides.
Mariquita CSA blog with recipes organized by vegetable.
Amy Cotler's The Locavore Way is a great resource not for only recipes and cooking strategies, but also places to look for local foods, questions to ask and other ways to get involved in making local food available in your area. Get a taste of her book at her website and blog!
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
Organized by vegetable, with tips for selection, storage and cooking.
Chez Panisse Vegetables by Alice Waters
Organized by vegetable with lots of different recipes, some featuring the vegetable, others blending it with a rice or meat dish.
Farmer John’s Cookbook: the Real Dirt on Vegetables by John Peterson
This cookbook was developed out of weekly newsletters Farmer John sent his share-holders. It has great recipes arranged by vegetable season and is full of interesting side-bars and other tid-bits.
Victory Garden Cookbook by Marion Morash
Recipes developed for home gardeners to cook their delicious produce.