Until GMOs are properly labeled, many basic activities will continue to be a bit challenging, but challenges can be an enticing adventure! And you may find that in the process of finding out exactly where your food comes from, you will be eating fresher foods that were raised locally by a person or people who you actually come to know.
Gathered here are a few resources that are not too far from home. From what we’ve heard, the people who are involved with these organizations are striving towards sustainability.
Local Market Cafe
714 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ
Farm & Fisherman Tavern & Market
1442 Marlton Pike E, Cherry Hill, NJ
In the Reading Terminal Market–fresh produce and products from local farms practicing sustainable agriculture.
Essene Market and Cafe
Just across the bridge in Philly, this premier health food store/cafe/bakery also has lectures and classes and will not knowingly carry any products containing GMOs.
Whole Earth Center
Princeton health food store with a deli/bakery.
Dean’s Natural Food Market
With stores located in Ocean Township, Shrewsbury, and Basking Ridge, Dean’s Natural Food Market is committed to providing you the highest-quality organic foods and natural products available.
Cherry Grove Farm
Great farm-store with wonderful cheeses, classes and tours.
Honeybrook Organic Farm
Organic produce from June-November and a wide variety of pick your own.
Muth Family Farm
Organic produce and CSA
Winter Harvest Buying Club
there is a pick-up location in Collingswood
Our Yards Farm
Our Yards Farm is a suburban farm and CSA; the first of its kind! We’re based out of Audubon, NJ and are excited to be one of the first CSAs in Camden County. www.ouryardsfarm.com
School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA
School Lunch Farm is founded on the desire to create healthier soil and community by growing nutrient dense organic vegetables and fruits, heirloom and specialty crops for the community.
Experimental Farm Network
The EFN is an open network aimed at reversing climate change by collaboratively developing the crops & agricultural systems of the future. www.facebook.com/ExperimentalFarmNetwork/
Year-Round Food Delivery
Green Pasture Farms
Delivers local organic produce, meat and dairy to a Collingswood pick-up location throughout the summer.
Winter Harvest–Farm to City
Delivers local organic and sustainably produces farm products, meat, dairy and a wide range of other kitchen staples throughout the winter to a pick-up location in Collingswood.
Old World Organics
Old World Organics provides natural, organic and GMO-FREE products. Old World Organics brings you wholesome fresh foods, with full transparency regarding the source of their foods and what their labels mean.
No Fuss Lunch
No Fuss Lunch provides fresh, healthy, non-GMO, made-from-scratch food for school lunches.
Longing for “Fast Food?”
Don’t feel guilty! Check out Elevation Burger at the Moorestown Mall. Organic, grass-fed beef burgers and non-GMO fryer oil.
Vegan restaurant in Philadelphia with a focus on local, fresh organic food.
Fine dining; local, organic.
Harvest Seasonal Grill
Save Room for Dessert!
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Hand-made, small-batch, SUPER-premium, creative flavors
Exotic flavors, delicious premium ice cream
Sweet Freedom Bakery
The best tasting allergy-friendly treats that even those without allergies will love!
GMO Awareness Groups
No GMO NJ
A grassroots group in New Jersey dedicated to educating consumers about the health risks of GM foods and how to avoid them.
These local, monthly FREE magazines are valuable resources–pick them up today at various places in and around South Jersey including the Collingswood Public Library and Healthworks Market (right across the street from the library.
A cutting edge magazine packed with articles on health, consciousness and green living.
A local monthly publication focused on sustainability.
Celebrating local foods of the Garden State published five times a year
In the future we will be growing this list and hoping to find more dining out options–let us know if you have a favorite organic focused restaurant or other resource!
Local Market Cafe (coming soon!)
714 Haddon Ave
Farm & Fisherman Tavern & Market
1442 Marlton Pike E
Cherry Hill, NJ