Crossroads Resource Center, a non-profit organization, works with communities and their allies to foster democracy and local self-determination. The CRC, led by Ken Meter, specializes in devising new tools communities can use to create a more sustainable future. Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the United States. His work integrates market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. As president of Crossroads Resource Center, Meter holds 41 years experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building.
The Farmers Market Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets across the United States so that they can serve as community assets while providing real income opportunities for farmers. The FMC serves as an information center for farmers markets; brings private and public support to the table, to sustain farmers markets in the long term; and develops and provides educational programming and networking opportunities for farmers market managers and farmers market vendors.
FoodRoutes Network, LLC (FRN), home of the Buy Fresh Buy Local® brand, provides communications tools, technical support, networking and information resources to organizations nationwide that are working to rebuild local, community-based food systems. FRN is dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food – the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to their tables.
With over 6,000 members, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is one of the largest and most active sustainable agriculture organizations in the U.S. Through business support and regional marketing assistance for farmers, advocacy and public education, PASA seeks to promote profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment. PASA’s hallmark event, the Farming for the Future Conference, draws thousands of participants from more than 30 states and six countries each February.