At the moment, because it is a business to business platform, individuals are not eligible for membership in FoodHub. However, there are lots of ways you can support the growth of a robust, regional food economy; here are just a few:
Stay connected to FoodHub
Give us your email address and we’ll notify you if we open up FoodHub to individuals. We’ll also send you periodic updates about regional food issues.
Support local food producers
- Shop your local farmers’ market, join a CSA in your area or make a point of supporting businesses that buy from local food producers.
- Fill your freezer with local meat, fish and frozen fruits and veggies; stock your pantry with local preserves and regionally processed foods.
- Buy from local farmers online; thanks to Local Food Marketplace there are several sites that make this possible.
Learn more about food and agricultural issues
- Edible Communities, Inc. publishes local food magazines in several Northwest cities, including Portland, Seattle, and Bozeman.
- Locate your local farm bureau and ask questions of local farmers or merchants when buying food.
- Subscribe to list serves and discussion groups focused on regional food issues, such as Community Food Security Coalition (COMFOOD).
Get involved and make a difference
- Donate to or volunteer at your local food bank or buy a B-share.
- Support federal, state and local policies designed to build strong regional food economies.
- Help get better food into public schools, hospitals and other institutions.
- Get involved with Future Farmers of America to help young people enter farming.
- Support American Farmland Trust’s efforts to save farmland.