Directory Registration & Update


USDA’s Local Food Directories update and registration site for local food retail and wholesale outlets is a free service to help you advertise your business and connect with buyers. The ease of use and quick data entry available with the National Farmers Market Directory has been expanded to all our Local Food Directories.


Here you can access four directories to list, update or modify information about your operation. Choose the appropriate directory to add or update information about your local food business.

You will be able to review and modify what consumers and buyers will see in the directory. After your first entry, you will be reminded periodically to check your information and update it as needed. To help you stay current with potential consumers and buyers, you will be able to update your information at any time and as many times as you wish during the year.


All four Directories are now available for public viewing. You are able to view the directories at this link.


We thank you for registering or updating your market.

Farmers Market
Market that features two or more farm vendors selling agricultural products directly to customers at a common, recurrent physical location.
CSA
Farm or network/association of multiple farms that offers consumers regular (usually weekly) deliveries of locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s) on a subscription or membership basis. Customers have access to a selected share or range of farm products offered by a single farm or group of farmers based on partial or total advance payment of a subscription or membership fee.
Food Hub
Business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products to multiple buyers from multiple producers, primarily local and regional producers, to strengthen the ability of these producers to satisfy local and regional wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.
On-Farm Market
Farm market managed by a single farm operator that sells agricultural and/or horticultural products directly to consumers from a location on their farm property or on property adjacent to that farm.
USDA Local Food Programs and Opportunities

USDA AMS Grants: AMS offers grants to support the growth of farmer-to-consumer direct marketing initiatives, local and regional food systems, and the competitiveness of specialty crops. Whether you are starting a new farmers market, expanding a CSA operation, offering food-safety education to members of a producer network, or aggregating local food for distribution to restaurants and institutions, your project may be eligible for support by AMS grants. If you would like to learn more about AMS grant programs, please visit our grant website.