Idaho Food & Farm Organizations

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Explore Idaho Food & Farm Organizations from North to South!

Click on a region to browse organizations in the area.

Statewide Organizations

North Idaho

Central Idaho

Eastern Idaho

Southern Idaho

 

Statewide Organizations

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Boise Co-op is Idaho's leading local provider of natural, organic, and specialty grocery items.  Everyone is welcome to shop at the Boise Co-op and no membership is required to shop!

Mission Statement

For over 43 years, Boise Co-op's mission has remained the same: To provide healthy, delicious food, support local growers and ranchers, and enrich the lives of its customers and the community by promoting sustainable food and business practices.

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The Cultivating Success Program offers educational programming to provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills and support necessary to develop a sustainable small acreage farm.

Mission Statement

To increases producer and consumer understanding, value, and support of sustainable local farming systems in Idaho through educational and experiential opportunities.

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FARE Idaho works to connect, align, and promote the shared interests of Idaho's independent restaurants, family, farms, food and beverage businesses.  

Mission Statement

To advance independent businesses, increase financial success, and improve the conditions of those who work in our industries.

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Idaho Organization of Resource Councils

The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils is a regional network of grassroots community organizations that include 12,200 members and 39 local chapters across 7 western states.

Mission Statement

The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils empowers people to improve the well-being of their communities, sustain family farms and ranches, transform local food systems, promote clean energy, and advocate for responsible stewardship of Idaho's natural resources.  

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Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture

The Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture is a 501(c)3 organization connecting regional agricultural producers with the knowledge to address economic viability and resilience in a changing environment. 

Mission Statement

To promote local and sustainable food communities through research, collaboration with farmers, and the expansion of local food distribution.

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Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force

The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force believes in the power of collaboration to leverage policy change and inspire social change to eradicate hunger throughout Idaho.

Mission Statement

To put private and public resources into action statewide in order to eliminate hunger and provide food security for all Idahoans.

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Project FARE

Project FARE shares Idaho's food stories from field to fork.  This means the people, institutions and cultures that plan, grow, harvest, distribute and serve what goes onto your plate.  This also includes the people who eat it.

Mission Statement

To give a voice to people and working lands that contribute to Idaho's unique footways, with the intent to explore our diverse food cultures and foster a more just, sustainable and equitable food system.

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University of Idaho Small Acreages and Local Food

University of Idaho's Small Acreages and Local Food program offers in-depth courses, workshops, tours, and consultations that empower small acreage landowners.

Mission Statement

To support the start-up, development and success of small-scale agricultural businesses and contribute to the strength and resiliency of safe local food systems in Idaho's communities.

 

North Idaho

 
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Backyard Harvest connects the bounty of the region with those who need it most through gleaning, gathering, growing, and farmers market initiatives.

Mission Statement

Backyard Harvest works in partnership with their community to connect those with extra fresh produce and those who need it most.

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Harvest Heroes

Harvest Heroes veteran beginning farming and gardening program offers individuals and families year round training and real world, hands-on experience in planning, growing, harvesting, marketing, and enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables.

Mission Statement

Our participants work together in local community gardens and real world, small scale farms to learn the basics and spend a season practicing all the elements needed to feed themselves and their communities.

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Moscow Food
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the Moscow Food Co-op is a cooperatively-owned grocery store in Moscow, ID that is open to everyone.  We've grown to over 7,800 owners strong: a community of food-loving individuals who put local and natural products first.  We're a group of advocates for Palouse producers and farmers affected by food insecurity.   

Mission Statement

Through providing healthy food, we have created a healthier planet and a stronger, healthier community.

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Rural Roots

Rural Roots is a community of people who enjoy growing in a sustainable fashion.  We want you to be in the know about practices to boost your yields, techniques to reduce your work load, beautiful plants to lure in the bees, exercises to ease your anxiety, and how to use all this knowledge to improve the health of your land, air and water. 

Mission Statement

To help you succeed at your farm or ranch while making your land and your life better.

Central Idaho

 

Southern Idaho

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Farmworkers of Southern Idaho is an Instagram pages that shares stories of Latinx Farmworkers in Southern Idaho.

Mission Statement

Farmworkers of Southern Idaho was started during the pandemic to honor the local farmworkers and create visibility for their work.

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Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) is the leading Northwest voice for non-toxic pest and weed solutions.  They promote safe pest and weed alternatives for the health of people and the environment. 

Mission Statement

NCAP works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.

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Sun Valley Institute for Resilience

The Sun Valley Institute for Resilience advances resilience through public education, policy leadership, and investment locally and globally.

Mission Statement

The purpose of Sun Valley Institute for Resilience is to advance community resilience in Idaho's Wood River Valley region by educating, investing, and collaborating to ensure the economy, environment and people thrive.

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The Hunger Coalition

The Hunger Coalition is a group of leaders, dreamers, teachers, farmers, advocates, health professionals, and cooks that envisions a community where everyone has access to good food regardless of economic circumstances, where human connections grow, and all are empowered to speak up and be heard.

Mission Statement

The Hunger Coalition builds a healthy community through access to good food and addresses the root causes of food insecurity in collaboration with key partners.

Eastern Idaho

 
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Slow Food in the Tetons works to connect the community with local food in a variety of ways.  They host a year-round farmers market, host cooking classes where kids and adults learn where their food comes from and are empowered to make healthy choices, and make locally grown food easier to find through their Local Food Guide.

Mission Statement

Slow Food in the Tetons works to sustainably grow the local and regional food systems by supporting producers, educating consumers, and connecting them in the spirit of good, clean, and fair food.

Southern Idaho

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Founded in 2020 as schools and restaurants were closing, City of Good united local restaurants and growers to provide fresh, nutritious meals to children in the Boise School District, all while helping to keep culinary workers employed.

Mission Statement

Taking what was learned in the crisis, City of Good has expanded its focus to include helping food insecure members of our community, supporting local businesses, and promoting a sustainable food system and inclusive economy.

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Global Gardens

Global Gardens welcomes farmers and gardeners to engage in work that brings them joy, provides nutritious food for their families and community, and earns a fair wage within our local food economy.

Mission Statement

Global Gardens supports beginning farmers from diverse backgrounds by providing access to land, training, and the market.

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Harvest Heroes

Harvest Heroes veteran beginning farming and gardening program offers individuals and families year round training and real world, hands-on experience in planning, growing, harvesting, marketing, and enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables.

Mission Statement

Our participants work together in local community gardens and real world, small scale farms to learn the basics and spend a season practicing all the elements needed to feed themselves and their communities.

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Farmworkers of Southern Idaho

Farmworkers of Southern Idaho is an Instagram pages that shares stories of Latinx Farmworkers in Southern Idaho.

Mission Statement

Farmworkers of Southern Idaho was started during the pandemic to honor the local farmworkers and create visibility for their work.

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Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) is the leading Northwest voice for non-toxic pest and weed solutions.  They promote safe pest and weed alternatives for the health of people and the environment. 

Mission Statement

NCAP works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.