Farmers in the United States face unprecedented challenges when it comes to producing safe, healthy food. Policies governing agriculture typically favor large-scale, conventional growing methods, leaving organic farms and sustainable business models with little support.

As more sustainable methods continue to emerge, it’s proof that consumers are changing their preferences when it comes to the growing, sourcing, and delivery methods of the food they eat. The number of Farmer’s Markets in the United States has grown dramatically in recent years, and more consumers are reading labels than ever before.

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Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs/Children in the Fields // The Association of Farmworker Opportunity  Programs’ mission is to  improve the quality of life for migrant and  seasonal farmworkers and  their families by providing advocacy for the  member organizations that  serve them.

Farm Aid // Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first  Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family  farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave  Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has  raised more than $39 million to promote a strong and resilient family  farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose  mission is to keep family farmers on their land.

Farmers Market Coalition // The Farmers Market Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets across the United States.

The Food Chain Workers Alliance // The Food Chain Workers Alliance  is a coalition of  worker-based  organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack,  transport,  prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages  and working  conditions for all workers along the food chain.

Global Crop Diversity Trust // Crop diversity is one of the world’s least recognized but most valuable resources. The Global Crop Diversity Trust is the only worldwide response to this funding crisis.

International Justice Mission: Recipe for Change // A campaign for slave-free tomatoes.

National Gardening Association // NGA's Adopt a Garden programs make it quick and easy for you to register  or support a range of gardens and garden projects throughout the U.S.

ROC United // The mission of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United is to  improve wages and working conditions for the nation's restaurant  workforce.

Seeds of Change // In 1989, Seeds of Change began with a simple mission: to preserve  biodiversity and promote sustainable, organic agriculture. By  cultivating and disseminating an extensive range of organically grown  vegetable, flower, herb and cover crop seeds, we have honored that  mission for 20 years.