Local and Regional Partners
Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture (BASA)
BASA is a 501c3 non-profit organization working to increase local sustainable food production and marketing in Southern Arizona.
Community Food Resource Center (Food Bank, Tucson, AZ)
The Food Resource Center of Tucson, AZ supports community organizations, schools and individuals in becoming more food secure.
Desert Harvesters (Tucson, AZ)
The volunteers at Desert Harvesters strive to promote, celebrate, and enhance local food security and production by encouraging the planting of indigenous, food-bearing shade trees (such as the Velvet mesquite) in water-harvesting earthworks, and then educating the public on how to harvest and process the bounty.
Founding Director Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan is the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Food and Water Security for the Borderlands, and co-founder (with Dr. Maribel Alvarez) of the Sabores Sin Fronteras Foodways Alliance in 2010. He serves on the Mayor’s “Commission on Food Security, Heritage and Economy” for the City of Tucson. He initiated and co-authored with Jonathan Mabry and others Tucson’s application for UNESCO designation as a City of Gastronomy, in addition to writing or editing another 26 books on food, agriculture and collaborative conservation. He is widely recognized as one the pioneers of the local food movement, the grassroots efforts to save heirloom and native seeds, and the collaborative conservation movement of ranchers and environmentalists that are forging the radical center.” His interests include the political ecology of border food systems, agroecology, on-farm pollinator conservation, ethnobiology, eco-culinary restoration of heritage foods and innovative strategies for vanquishing food deserts.
Good Food Allies (Arizona)
Good Food Allies is a grassroots-focused strategic services and peer to peer relations firm dedicated to sustainable and profitable livability for small-scale farmers and artisan food producers.
Pima County Food Systems Alliance (Pima County, AZ)
The Pima County Food Systems Alliance (PCFSA) is a coalition that is open to the general public and aims to achieve an integrated, regional food system that promotes community-based strategies to increase access to healthful food.
ReZonation Farm (Tucson, AZ)
Hard working individuals committed to preserving and enriching the land while providing fresh, quality foods. Every part of our farm has been designed with the principles of permaculture and sustainability of resources in mind. Since 2007 we have been cultivating native and heirloom varieties of plants and animals.
Tierra y Libertad Organization (TyLO) (Tucson, AZ)
TYLO is a grassroots organization, based out of Tucson, AZ, that promotes the ideals of equality, justice, and self-determination.
Tucson Village Farm
Tucson Village Farm (TVF) is a working urban farm built by and for the youth of our community. A program of the Pima County Cooperative Extension and the University of Arizona, TVF is a seed-to-table program designed to reconnect young people to a healthy food system.
Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD) (Hermosillo, Sonora)
CIAD is a research center dedicated to food, nutrition, public health, regional development and natural resources and how they link to society.
Comida Sonorense (Sistema de Información Cultural)
This links to a detailed document about Sonoran food and recipes.
Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY)
TMY is a non-profit organization whose mission is to research, document, interpret and present the living traditional arts and expressions of everyday life of the folk and ethnic communities of the multi-national Arizona-Sonora region.
Hayden Flour Mills (Tempe, AZ)
We have revived the tradition that started in Tempe, Arizona, over 125 years ago by Charles Hayden and his Hayden Flour Mills. While not milled at the iconic Hayden Flour Mills’ building, our fresh flour harkens back to a time when flour still was full of nutrients and flavor.
Native Seeds/SEARCH (Tucson and Patagonia, AZ)
Native Seeds/SEARCH conserves, distributes and documents the adapted and diverse varieties of agricultural seeds, their wild relatives and the role these seeds play in cultures of the American Southwest and northwest Mexico. We promote the use of these ancient crops and their wild relatives by gathering, safeguarding, and distributing their seeds to farming and gardening communities.
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage (Tumacacori, AZ)
Avalon Gardens is a 165-acres of beautiful agricultural land. The community models a number of eco-building and sustainable farming techniques with frequent workshops and events.
Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance (Santa Cruz, AZ)
Through our Heritage Foods Program, the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance is partnering with other local organizations on heritage foods education, preservation, and promotion through our website, heritage tourism map, workshops, directory, special food events, and farm-to-chef networking.
Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace (Tucson, AZ)
We are citizens dedicated to preserving, honoring, protecting, restoring, and promoting Tucson’s cultural heritage.
Barrio Bread Co. (Tucson, AZ)
The Barrio Bread business model is a CSB, Community Supported Baker. There is no retail store, instead the bread is offered at different locations in the community. Don carefully crafts every loaf of Barrio Bread and has a small and dedicated team to assist in the distribution and sales. Production is driven by a pre-order system or a Bread Share at the Tucson CSA. This maximizes the use of resources and minimizes waste and spoilage, thus creating a smaller carbon footprint. The CSB model also ensures the freshest and healthiest bread for the bread lovers of our community.
Borderlands Brewery Co. (Tucson, AZ)
All natural beers hand-crafted in traditional southwestern style.
Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA)
SWGLA is an alliance of producers, consumers, land managers, conservationists, and researchers that seeks to improve human, ecological and animal health, and strengthen local agricultural communities by educating producers, and the public about the many benefits of grassfed livestock products.
Quivira Coalition (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
The Quivira Coalition is a non-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, dedicated to building economic and ecological resilience on western working landscapes.
Slow Food International
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.
Chefs Collaborative is a national chef network that’s changing the sustainable food landscape using the power of connections, education and responsible buying decisions.
Grassfed Livestock Alliance
Grassfed Livestock Alliance (GLA) was formed to provide a fair sustainable market for family owned and operated farms and ranches that put their care, labor and reputation into the quality of the beef they raise. Our producer members produce premium quality, humanely raised grassfed beef that is healthy for the consumer and the environment.
The best organic food is what’s grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.