The Farmer Resource Network is an online space where beginning and established farmers
can find the tools they need to thrive. Resources include tools for farm profitability and
sustainability, access to expanding markets for family farm food, opportunities to engage in
local organizing efforts, and much more.





New Belgium Brewery

Besides the mission of brewing incredible and dynamic beers, New Belgium makes environmental stewardship a top priority, operating under an Alternatively Empowered business model. This means making business decisions based on minimizing environmental impact, encouraging the growth of our employee owners, and being a socially responsible contributor to our community. It's rewarding, challenging, and educational. It's what makes us New Belgium!






Adaptive Seeds

We grow and steward rare, diverse and resilient seed varieties and distribute these to other ecologically minded farmers, gardeners and seed savers. All of our seed is grown by us and a few local friends who act as our isolation gardens. We strictly sell only public domain, open-pollinated (OP) seed, and some diverse genepool mixes. NONE of our seeds are proprietary hybrids (F1), patented (PVP) or genetically modified (GMO) and all of our seed is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.




Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 

It all started in 1998 with Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, the company that now offers one of the largest selections of heirloom seeds in the U.S. with over 1000 varieties of tasty vegetables, fragrant flowers, and spicy herbs. Groovy seeds for all your home and market garden needs.






Eden is the oldest natural and organic food company in North America and the largest independent manufacturer of dry grocery organic foods. We have deep roots in Michigan, about twenty miles southwest of Ann Arbor. It is here we manage grower relations, manufacturing, trucking, quality control, customer relations, retailer services, marketing, import/export, accounting, and websites.






Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange has created Big Change since 1986. The founders envisioned a food system that empowers farmers and consumers, supports small farmer co-ops, and uses sustainable farming methods. They started with fairly traded coffee from Nicaragua and didn't look back.

Today, we continue to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. We partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffeesteaschocolatesbananasolive oil, and almonds.








Founders Brewing

Carving a niche out of the craft industry, Founders Brewing Company has built its reputation on producing very unique beer. Our focus is to offer a product that stands alone on the shelf and offers a true drinking experience to our friends, you.






High Mowing Seeds

High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed.









Juniper Ridge

Juniper Ridge is a maker of wildcrafted aromatics from sustainably and responsibly harvested native and common species of the American west! With, ten percent of their profits are returned to protection initiatives for the western mountains and deserts, these folks walk the walk. 











Nutiva’s purpose is to produce the highest quality organic superfoods, providing superior nutritional value to our customers while supporting sustainable agricultural practices and a fair return to the farmers on whom we depend. We donates 1 percent of our sales to groups that promote sustainable agriculture.