Reference Websites

Here are some interesting websites that we thought you might want to check out.

Some Local Websites

Philly Homegrown –

This is a great informational website about Philly and the great local food resources that are available to us!

Philadelphia has a wealth of food culture and is a hotbed for local producers.  To find out more about; what is in season, who are our local fisherman, cheese makers, wineries, breweries, and so much more visit this website.

Philly Homegrown is an initiative of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC). The goals of the project are:

  • to inspire consumers to shop from within the 100-mile foodshed
  • to broaden the market for local food
  • amplify the work of the local food movement of Greater Philadelphia.

The project is funded by grants from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the William Penn Foundation.

Reading Terminal Market –

Mouth-watering aromas. Produce fresh from the field. Amish specialties. Fresh meats, seafood, and poultry. Unique, hand-made pottery, jewelry and crafts from around the world. The hustle and bustle of a multitude of diverse people. It’s all here in Philadelphia’s historic farmers market, Reading Terminal Market. An exhilarating selection of baked goods, meats, poultry, seafood, produce, flowers, ethnic foods, cookware and eclectic restaurants are peppered throughout the Market. We invite you to explore this unique and extraordinary historic farmers market in Center City Philadelphia.  The Fair Food Farmstand is located on the 12th Street side of the market.

Philadelphia 9th Street Italian Market –

Welcome to Philadelphia’s Italian market, the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the United States. Still predominantly Italian it has the best of many cultures and cuisines to offer the shoppers. Gourmet cooks and tourist alike can explore and discover the depth and breadth of the multitude of products available here.


This website provides a guide to the markets, restaurants, hotels, medicine, and any other businesses located in center city’s Chinatown.


Krakus Market has been family owned and operated since 1987. We’re currently the largest Polish supermarket in Northeast America, located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This is located on Richmond Street and in a block that is filled with other Polish shops and restaurants.

Resource Websites

Seafood Watch – Here is a guide to help you make good choices in selecting seafood at the market.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are “Best Choices,” “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.”
Seafood Watch raises consumer awareness through our pocket guides, website, mobile applications and outreach efforts. We encourage restaurants, distributors and seafood purveyors to purchase from sustainable sources.  Seafood Watch recommendations are science-based, peer reviewed, and use ecosystem-based criteria.
Go to their website and you can order a great reference pocket guide, download mobile phone application guides, along with lots of interesting and helpful information on fish conservation for both the consumer and the restaurant.

The Center for Food

The Center for Food Safety works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS has offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA.

The True Food Network is CFS’s grassroots action network, with over 100,000 members across the country. The True Food Network is where concerned citizens can voice their opinions about critical food safety issues, and advocate for a socially just, democratic, and sustainable food system. Join the Network to receive free action alerts and stand up for True Food!

The American Livestock Breeds

Ensuring the future of agriculture through genetic conservation and the promotion of endangered breeds of livestock and poultry.
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Included are asses, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys.

Founded in 1977, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is the pioneer organization in the U.S. working to conserve historic breeds and genetic diversity in livestock. We hope you’ll browse through these pages and learn more about the diverse and valuable agricultural heritage that is ours to enjoy and to steward.

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