Growers Sought for South Dakota Local Foods Directory

Northern Plains Sustainable Ag
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Dakota Rural Action is seeking local food producers, farmers markets and community gardens from around the state to be listed in the newest edition of the South Dakota Local Foods Directory.

As the local foods movement is expanding in South Dakota, DRA is expanding the directory and offering free listings. The directory connects consumers with farmers and other food producers in their area who are direct-marketing their products. Additionally, it seeks to publish information about every farmers market and community garden in South Dakota.

The South Dakota Local Food Directory was created in an effort to increase support for local producers, to increase consumption of South Dakota products by South Dakotans and to increase the number of small-scale producers. The food directory is part of a long-term vision to help connect and vitalize the people of South Dakota with good abundant food, clean and healthy communities, and economic prosperity.

Thousands of copies of the directory are distributed for free at stores, farmers markets and events across the state.

Producers and retailers who meet the following criteria can be listed for free in the directory by submitting the online form at or by calling 605-697-5204 ext. 250:

  • They must be located in South Dakota.
  • They must be producers of food or farm-based products (utilizing ingredients produced on-farm).
  • Commodities must be directly marketed to consumers.
  • No non-food items unless the producer also sells food items.

Farmers markets and community gardens in South Dakota are also listed.

Free listings must be 75 words or less. If space allows, enhanced listings will be available for $50.