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ROUTES TO FARM offers a curated selection of regionally relevant resources to guide farmers through the ins and outs of 21st-century sustainable farming. Each resource has been vetted and endorsed by one of the Routes to Farm Farmer Alliances.

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The Farmer Training Resources Facebook Group is a forum for continuing the conversations started at training workshops. Food Safety, Wholesale and Direct Marketing, and postharvest...

The On-Farm Food Safety Project (OFFS) helps you learn about food safety, create a personalized on-farm food safety plan, and become food safety certified.  Endorsing...

Join our FairShare Farm Network that shares information on techniques and equipment and encourages dialogue to improve the production and marketing of CSA in the...

If you are a FairShare farm, whether you are new or returning, you will find our 2017 FairShare Farm Manual useful! It contains information about...

This guide discusses potential legal problems through hypotheticals as well as solutions and how to address the situation ahead of time.  Endorsing Alliance: Illinois Stewardship Alliance CLICK...

This guide offers advice on food items that may be sold, conditions that must be met at the point of sale and helpful tips on...

A comprehensive directory of local businesses, retail outlets, restaurants, and farms.  Endorsing Alliance: Illinois Stewardship Alliance  CLICK HERE FOR THE RESOURCE  ...

Fabulous site with tons of great resources for everything from business planning, to finding farmland, to information on specific farm enterprises from mushrooms to goats...

ATTRA is the best place to start looking for information you need, with incredibly useful documents, a bank of internship opportunities, webinars, and even an...

FSA Programs for Beginning and Non-Commodity Crop Farmers: This guide describes the programs FSA offers that support beginning and non-commodity crop farmers, including the eligibility requirements...

A Primer on Direct Market Farm Business Models For Beginning Farmers, Lenders, and Investors: This resource was created as a collaboration between Deer Run Farm, Angelic...

  The capacity building and technical assistance initiative was designed to support Waukegan organizations pursuing local food projects and ultimately strengthen the community’s local food system....

In this guide find you’ll find what it takes to start selling to restaurants, what chefs and others are looking for when buying from you,...