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New Morning Farm

New Morning Farm

A warm spring morning finds Pennsylvania organic farmer Jim Crawford where any farmer might be this time of year…. on a bicycle trek in Germany? Over 4,000 miles from his fields, Jim is touring the historic streets of Berlin, while apprentices zealously plant and prepare soil for what hopes to be another productive year at… Read more »

Frog Song Organics

Frog Song

For Amy Van Scoik and John Bitter, the quest for quality, affordable farmland began in 2010, as they researched properties and soil profiles throughout the forests of North Central Florida. It was a full year before Amy and John set their sights on a six-acre piece of land in foreclosure with “class 2 ag soil,”… Read more »

Eight Mile Creek Farm

Eight Mile Creek Farm

In 2005, Pam Schreiber moved her three young children to Westerlo, New York and set out to build her own diversified agricultural business. A former cardiorespiratory therapist and nutritionist who was overwhelmed and frustrated by the long-term impacts of smoking and poor diets on her patients, Schreiber turned her life’s work to disease prevention. Eight… Read more »

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 the earth could express itself in the endless variety of organic life.” — William Bryant Logan,… Read more »

Everything You Wanted to Know about A2 Milk

Cows graze in pasture

By Kestrel Burcham, JD There is some buzz in the dairy marketplace about A2 milk — but what is it? And why do some people claim it solves the gastrointestinal issues that drinking cows’ milk usually gives them? A Difference in Milk Proteins The two major types of protein in cows’ milk are casein and… Read more »

A 40-year Experiment in Organic Food

Two handfuls of different color soil

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 site of Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial (FST), the longest running side-by-side comparison of organic and… Read more »

Norwich Meadows Farm

Farmworkers harvesting vegetables at Norwich Meadows Farm

The Chef’s Pick New York City’s most memorable meals start in the fields of Norwich Meadows Farm By Michele Marchetti On a November morning in New York City, the pink-tipped kale was turning heads. Grown by Norwich Meadows Farm and on display at the city’s famed Union Square Greenmarket, the Brassica was one of many… Read more »

On Pasture: Where Cows Belong

Truly Pasture-Raised - cattle in a pasture by a pond

If you drink milk, your morning glass may conjure images of cows grazing and napping on a bright spring morning. Yet the majority of dairy in the US comes from conventional factory farms where confined cows are fed concentrates, including genetically modified corn and soy, and even waste products from other industries, such as stale… Read more »