Buffalo Organizations

Buffalo is a city rich with assets. This page includes a (partial) list of organizations and agencies working to build a good food system in Buffalo. A good food system has the following features:
1. All people in a community have access to healthful, affordable, and culturally acceptable foods
2. When good food is available, people in the community have the resources – money, time, and knowledge – to obtain, cook, and eat the food
3. Foods are grown, processed, and distributed using practices that are ecologically responsible and socially just
4. A good food system upholds the aspirations of a community’s residents, and is deeply rooted in place

Farmers
Native Offerings Farm (rural, with locations in Buffalo)
Promised Land Community Supported Agriculture Farm (rural, with drop off locations in Buffalo)
5 Loaves Farm (urban)
Wilson Street Farms (urban)

Markets
Bidwell farmers market (outdoor; retail)
Broadway market (indoor; retail)
Horsefeathers (indoor; retail and restaurants)
Niagara Frontier Food Terminal Market
West Side Bazaar (indoor, retail and restaurants)

Retailers
Lexington Co-operative
White Cow Dairy

Restaurants
[The list is long. A link is forthcoming.]

Food Waste Management Organizations
Farmers and Pirates (Compost pick-up)

Community food organizations
Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo
Massachusetts Avenue Project

Coalitions and partnerships
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities-Buffalo partnership
Western New York Environmental Alliance Growing Group

Anti-hunger and emergency food assistance

Food for All
Meals on Wheels
Western New York Food Bank

Media Outlets that support a Good Food System
Buffalo Rising
Buffalo Spree
Edible Buffalo

Other community organizations
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
Go Bike Buffalo
Journey’s End Refugee Services

Public entities
Office of Strategic Planning, City of Buffalo
Buffalo and Erie Food Policy Council
Cornell Cooperative Extension