Welcome to Local Farmer, where our goal is `Bringing Small Farms to the Table´

Local farmers across the United States are increasingly more aware of the importance of good agricultural and manufacturing practices, and taking the initiative to meet the increasing demand of their procurers.

At Local Farmer, we're working with regional agricultural groups and educators across the United States to build and organize Food Safety education, plan development, and verification processes. Our collective goal is to decrease barriers to entry in new and / or existing markets for participating local farmers.

Additionally, we're bringing Procurers to you! The Search Local Farmer online and mobile food safety information exchange, affords Local Farmer participants a platform to market their food safety efforts and products and compete in a climate that increasingly demands food safety. Sign up, and begin outreach in new and existing markets today!

Local Farmer Program Procurers supporting small and local farmers

Local Farmer Site coming soon

I was delighted to participate in the “Local Farmer Program Personalized Food Safety Plan Workshop and Mock Audit Experience”. It was an excellent training, very well planned and you are an excellent presenter. Your knowledge and your personal experience validates your teachings. The hands on experience in Kai-Kai Farm was very good, a great way to learn. They have a beautiful operation and I appreciate their willingness to have us. I did learn a lot from this training.

Ada Medina-Solorzano,
Extension Agent, Cooperative Extension PBC/UF
The Local Farmer Program workshop and mock audit revealed many practical methods in improving food safety programs for small farm producers. It was a valuable experience that really helped clarify the process of on-farm food safety planning and auditing.

Rebecca Barocco,
Graduate Student, University of Florida Doctor of Plant Medicine Program