Promoting sustainability on Mizzou’s campus and in the Columbia community includes encouraging both students and residents alike to buy and eat locally produced foods. Not only are you supporting local farmers, you are also reducing your carbon footprint by cutting out the environmental impact that results from transporting food across the country. Also, local food is often more fresh and nutritious because it is harvested at its peak!
Don’t know where to start when it comes to local food? Check out some of the resources below. Click on the photos for links to each organization’s website!
Clovers Natural Market | Columbia Farmers Market | Main Squeeze | Natural Grocers | North Village Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market | The Root Cellar
- Locally-owned grocery store with a comprehensive selection of natural products
- Organic produce, gourmet and specialty products, gluten free, sugar free, low sodium
- Extensive supplement selection including vitamins, minerals, herbs
- Non-edible products like books, incense and candles
- Nearly 70 local farmers, producers, and artisans, including Missouri Legacy Beef, The Salad Garden and Sandy Creek Farm
- All vendors come from within a 55 mile radius of Boone County
- Fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, herbs, flowers, bedding plants and potted plants, and much more!
- Healthy and delicious all-natural foods
- Super fresh and tasty food and drinks, like hummus wraps, veggie quesadillas and strawberry manilow smoothies
- A sustainable business: doing the best they can for the health of the planet, their customers, their employees, and their community
- Free nutrition and health information, highest quality products at affordable prices, minimal impact on the earth ecosystem
- Only foods and supplements with natural and organic ingredients
- No artificial chemical herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, or preservatives
- Farm fresh produce, hand crafted art, information workshops and great entertainment
- Local farmers within a 150-mile radius who produce: raw agricultural products, meat, eggs, cheese, and more!
- Artisans who personally craft and sell value-added agricultural products
- Supports Missouri’s diverse farmers and artisan food producers by providing a high-quality outlet for consumers
- Home to Missouri’s bounty of fresh vegetables, fruit, meats, eggs, dairy, dried goods and canned goods
- Limited number of fair trade products from outside the state that local food consumers demand