If you’re familiar with Twitter, you might have noticed the “Follow Friday” meme where people recommend other accounts their followers might want to follow.
Well, this Friday we thought we’d give you a big list of some of our favorite tweeters that we’ve grown to love in our time on Twitter.
@FreshFoodForAll Prolific source of news about food policy, national health, and GMO concerns.
@foodsafetynews Tweeting from D.C., Seattle, and Denver, this account has a steady stream of info about recalls, allergies, and federal food regulation. The Food Safety News website is chock full of blogs and updates.
@hbottemiller one of the reporters for Food Safety News, is a great source of information about food safety and policy issues.
@cooklocal A Seattle-based husband-and-wife team who share their farmers’ market tales and numerous recipes. They are very good about answering questions fielded to them via Twitter. Learn more on their website.
@lunchboxbunch Purporting to tweet from “The Produce Section”, the Lunch Box Bunch offers a steady stream of vegan recipes. The accompanying blog, Happy. Healthy. Life., has plenty of food photos and merchandise.
School Lunch Reform
@SlowFoodUSA Although the Slow Food organization’s main objective is to get people back in the kitchen, cooking food the old-fashioned way, of late they have been a great source of info in the movement to revamp school lunch. They even have their own campaign: Time for Lunch!
@jamie_oliver Best known for his Food Network show, The Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver recently won the TED Prize for his multi-faceted campaign to improve the way the U.S eats. Visit his website to stay up to date, and watch his impassioned TED prize acceptance speech on teaching kids how to cook good food.
@fedupwithlunch Run by a public school teacher in the Midwest under the mysterious nom de plume of “Mrs. Q”, this up and coming Twitter star tweets (and blogs!) her experience eating school lunch every day for a year. And she finds that some days are certainly better than others…
@yrlocalmarkets An account about the locavore lifestyle … from Australia! See what eco-foodie issues our Southern-hemisphere friends are talking about! Visit their website to learn about local food and farmers’ markets along Australia’s Gold Coast.
@chefscollab The Chefs Collaborative is a Boston-based organization that helps local and sustainable food friendly chefs share their ideas. Read the blog on their website anytime, or become a member to gain access to more info!
@bayareabites Bay Area Bites is an aggregate of food blogs by chefs, food writers, and cookbook editors. NPR member station KQED hosts their website, which has plenty info on farmers’ markets and eco-friendly restaurants in and around San Francisco.
@Foodimentary John-Bryan Hopkin showcases the fun side of food with factoids and quirky quotes about our favorite edibles.
@chivetalker Jenna Borum is writer out of Maryland who created the Mindful Menus project. Via a network of blogs and Twitter accounts, Mindful Menus is a community of locavore foodies who help each other to plan healthy, delicious weekly menus.
@kubileya Joya Parsons is a homesteader trying to break into farming in Delaware. She tweets a good deal about food and agriculture politics, but also shares her personal struggle as a woman farmer. Her farm, Quite Contrary Gardens, also has its own Twitter account.
@agchat This account follows agriculture policy from the mainstream industry’s perspective. Learn what concerns many American farmers face. Agchat also hosts weekly discussions via Twitter. Learn more Agchat’s FAQ page.
@DorotheeRoyal is the creator, producer and host of OrganicNation.tv. Some of her interests include eco-fashion and guerilla gardening.
@hyperlocavore Liz McLellan is the creator and moderator of a free yard sharing community in Eastern Oregon (but the information is applicable no matter where you live). In yard sharing, people share resources to maintain gardens. Learn more at: http://hyperlocavore.com.
@GardenForkTV Run by host Eric Rochow, this is a good place to find info on gardening, cooking, beekeeping, and DIY projects. The GardenFork.tv site is very comprehensive – it includes videos, photos, podcasts, and blogs.
@food_democracy Iowa-based Food Democracy is run by a hog farmer (the manager of Niman Ranch), a concerned mother, a D.C. advocate for sustainability, and a film documentarian.
Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change
@CUESA The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture is an San Francisco-based organization promoting sustainability through its educational programs and its farmers’ markets.
@EcoInteractive Based out of Costa Rica, EcoInteractive delivers news and information on the environment on a global scale. Their website specifies activity in wildlife conservation and reforestation.
@TheEcofoodie This account deals mostly with sustainability issues with respect to food – urban gardening tweets seem to pop-up from time to time – but its managers don’t shy away from recipes, food policy, and health topics. Ecofoodie’s sister website, The Idea Hive, belongs to a green business think tank out of San Francisco.
Now it’s your turn — who did we miss? Leave a comment and let us know your favorite people to follow on twitter.