CLiCK values its relationships with the local farms, farmers’ markets, food co-ops and other social service agencies committed to social and environmental justice. Below are links to local farms, co-ops and social service agencies that CLiCK works with during the year. Each organization provides something unique for the community they serve, visit their websites for more information.
There are also links below of organizations from whom we have taken inspiration and with whom we look to partner more in the future.
Access Community Action Agency, Willimantic, CT
Partnering to Fight Poverty. Community Action Agency
Ag Info – ‘Town Grown’ Brochures, CT
Visit Town Grown Brochures for more information on local farms, co-ops and markets.
Beltane Farm, Lebanon, CT
Beltane Farm began producing goat cheese in 1999 and is famed for their award-winning Chevre Cheese.
Billings Forge Works, Hartford, CT
Billings Forge Community Works (BFCW) is a driving force for community participation and empowerment in Frog Hollow through promoting access to healthy food; engaging youth; and developing employment opportunities and economically sustainable social enterprises.
Brown Farm, Scotland, CT
CT Certified Organic farm from veggies to fiber.
Fiddleheads Food Co-op, New London, CT
Fiddleheads Food Co-op offers a member owned full service market. They provide wholesome natural foods, both organic and local fresh produce.
Fresh New London, New London, CT
Based in New London, Connecticut, FRESH is a small non-profit organization dedicated to building a sustainable, accessible, and healthy local food system. We engage all members of the New London County community through our five-acre vegetable farm, urban community garden, farmshare program, mobile farmers’ market, and outreach initiatives.
GrowWindham, Willimantic, CT
A youth / community gardening program.
Neighbor's Paper, Ashford, CT
A local paper for exchanging ideas and events.
Shundahai Farm, Storrs, CT
Shundahai Farms was established in 2009. Their farming goal is to promote soil health and fertility.
Tobacco Road Farm, Lebanon, CT
Tobacco Road Farm specializes in honey as well as beets, potatoes, and maple syrup. Their products are available at the Willimantic Food Co-Op.
Wayne's Organic Garden, Oneco, CT
Organic since 1989, Wayne's Organic Garden specializes in garlic, onions and heirloom tomatoes. They live by their slogan "Organic…We're in it for life".
Willimantic Farmers' Market, Willimantic, CT
Open from May to October, Willimantic Farmers' Market offers local specialities and organic food including fresh fruits and vegetables. Sally Pappenheimer – Market Master; 860-423-0533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Willimantic Food Co-op, Willimantic, CT
Member owned since 1980, Willimantic Food Co-op creates strong ties within the local community.
Woodstock Hill Preserves, Woodstock CT
Woodstock Hill Preserves makes fresh homemade fruit preserves – goodness collected from the Connecticut farm and delivered to your table.
D.C Central Kitchen, D.C., MD
DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.
Franklin County CDC, Greenfield, MA
An economic development non profit organization providing comprehensive business development education, access to capital, commercial office and manufacturing space plus home of the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center.
Homeboy Industries, Los Angles, CA
Homeboy Industries serves high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and women with a continuum of free services and programs, and operates seven social enterprises that serve as job-training sites.
Hot Bread Kitchen, NYC, NY
Hot Bread Kitchen increases economic security for foreign-born and low-income women and men by opening access to the billion dollar specialty food industry. We do this through our culinary workforce and business incubation programs, Project Launch and HBK Incubates.
Just Food, NYC, NY
Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers. Just Food empowers regional farmers and food producers, CSA organizers and everyday eaters to establish and experience healthy food systems—in every neighborhood.
La Cocina, San Francisco, CA
The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate low income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities. We focus primarily on women from communities of color and immigrant communities. Our vision is that entrepreneurs gain financial security by doing what they love to do, creating an innovative, vibrant and inclusive economic landscape.
Nuestras-Raices, Holloyoke, MA
Nuestras Raíces is a grassroots organization that promotes human, economic, and community development in Holyoke, Massachusetts, through projects relating to food, agriculture and the environment.
The Campus Kitchen Project, D.C, MD
The Campus Kitchens Project(CKP) is a national leader in community service for students and is the future of hunger relief. CKP is empowering the next generation of leaders to implement innovative models for combating hunger, developing food systems and helping communities help themselves.
The Food Trust, Philly, PA
The Food Trust's comprehensive approach includes improving food environments and teaching nutrition education in schools, working with corner store owners to increase healthy offerings and helping customers make healthier choices, managing farmers’ markets in communities that lack access to affordable produce and encouraging grocery store development in underserved communities.
The Happy Kitchen, Austin, TX
A nationally recognized cooking and nutrition education program, aids individuals and institutions in making lasting dietary and behavioral changes.
The Vermont Food Venture Center, Hardwick, VT
The Vermont Food Venture Center is a multi-use processing facility. We offer food business incubation and support services with our partner staff from the Vermont Small Business Development Center along with recipe and process development, co-packing services, value added processing for farms and more. Through these services, it is the VFVC's mission to support job creation, strengthen Vermont's local food network and further build the agricultural economy.
Other Farm Related Organizations That are Teaching Farming Sustainability
Alpaca Fiber Farming, Clarksville, GA
Alpaca are renowned for producing the world’s most sustainable luxury fiber. Alpaca Fiber can be eco-friendly, softer than cashmere, and warm as polar bear fleece. "We've prepared this e-book guide to share the lessons learned in the US Alpaca industry and help small farms get started with their own alpaca adventure. This is a resource that will continue to grow as we learn more, and hopefully help you in the exciting and ever-growing industry of ‘Alpaca Fiber Farming."