Our goal is to make this Directory as inclusive as possible, but we do not want to duplicate existing directories. Listed below are directories of local farm-raised food, wholistic health care, green businesses, the arts, and specific environmental concerns. If you know of any others, please let us know so we can include them in the future.
Local Farm-Raised Food
Local Harvest (Farms and Farm Markets section) can help you locate sources of farm-raised food in the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere, using its Internet directory of small farms and their products.
A Lehigh Valley Farm Market Map & Guide is available from the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service, Lehigh & Northampton County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown PA 18104 or call (610) 391-9840.
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) publishes a Membership Directory, which has a handy “Farms, Businesses, Organizations Index” you can use to contact local food producers. PASA can be reached via phone at (814) 349-9856, email, or on their website.
Pennsylvania Certified Organic, a USDA-accredited Certification Agency, publishes a directory of certified growers, processors, and handlers. On their website’s Organic Market-place, one can locate certified organic producers of a wide variety of agricultural products, from dairy, livestock, and poultry to field crops and produce. PCO can be contacted by phone at (814) 364-1344, by email, or on their website.
The Robyn Van En Center has compiled a list of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in Pennsylvania. (See their website.)
The Weston A. Price Foundation Lehigh Valley (WAPF-LV) publishes a Directory of Local Farms. You can obtain a copy of the Directory by sending a check for $4, payable to WAPF-LV, to WAPF-LV, c/o Martin Boksenbaum, 287 Long Lane Rd, Treichlers PA 18086-0235, and they’ll mail you one; you can get a free electronic copy by emailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) publishes a Pennsylvania Water Resources Directory, which includes a Contact List for many organizations and agencies that deal with water quality and watersheds. To obtain a copy contact PACD, 25 North Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17101, (717) 238-7223 or visit their website where the Directory is available in Word format.
The League of Women Voters of the Lehigh Valley maintains a website with schedules of council meetings and contact information for elected representatives at the local, county, state, and federal levels.
The Lehigh Valley Arts Council publishes a Directory of the Arts in the Lehigh Valley. Contact them by phone (610) 437-5915, email, or on their website.
The National Green Pages are available from Co-Op America. For those interested, you can contact them at 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington DC, 20006. One can also call (800) 58-GREEN or visit their website.
Pennsylvania Naturally: Natural Pages for the Greater Philadelphia Area, can be ordered from City Spirit Natural Pages, 7282 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, PO Box 267, Lagunitas CA 94938, (800) 486-4794 or email – $5 for the first copy, $3.50 for additional copies.
Valley Wide Help provides information & referral specialists and a database of over 2,000 local, state, and national health and human service agencies, including emergency hotlines. The database is available online or by telephone:
- Allentown – (610) 435-7111
- Bethlehem – (610) 691-8711
- Easton – (610) 252-4357
- Slate Belt – (610) 588-5512
- Espanol – (610) 866-1089
- TTY/TDD – (610) 866-0131