Farmer's market stand with tables of fruit and vegetables

How to Store & Preserve Your Organic Produce

Here’s a simple way to honor your local organic farmer: minimize food waste. Making good use of their bounty requires quick action. “Organic vegetables aren’t sprayed with chemicals that kill everything in sight,” says Zaid Kurdieh, owner of Norwich...

Two handfuls of different color soil

A 40-year Experiment in Organic Food

Takeaways from Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial by Lisa Elaine Held In Eastern Pennsylvania, fields of corn that stretch endlessly towards the horizon are a common sight. But 12 acres in Kutztown are nothing like the rest. It’s the...

Farming Locally, Thinking Globally

by Tahlia Honea Anne Schwartz is a self-described rabble-rouser. The 66-year-old blueberry and raspberry farmer has dedicated her life to growing organic food, fighting all the way to the international level for organic food standards and better farming practices....


Activists in Overalls

How A Way of Life Farm Aligns Economy with Ecology Earlier this spring, Jamie and Sara Jane Davis showed their crew pictures of A Way of Life Farm circa 2009, the year they had purchased the Bostic, North Carolina...


Introducing the Living Soil Campaign

Shedding Light on the Philosophical Heart of Organic Agriculture “A fertile soil transmits forces. Originally, it was the only material on Earth that could hold water. It therefore became the theater where water, earth, and air could interact, where...

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