Category: Business

Liz Carlisle, PhD
January 19, 2020January 19, 2020
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Liz Carlisle, PhD

Carlisle, also a native of Montana, earned a Ph.D. in Geography from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University.

Bob Quinn, PhD
January 19, 2020January 19, 2020
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Bob Quinn, PhD

A native of Big Sandy, Montana, Dr. Bob Quinn was raised on a conventional family farm started by his grandfather in 1920.

Il Nido Brings Italy to NJ
January 19, 2020January 19, 2020
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Il Nido Brings Italy to NJ

A little bit of enlightened self-interest can go a long way. Just ask pipe-fitting company owner Joseph Folgore, born in Sicily, raised in Brooklyn, and a successful entrepreneur who’s been based in New Jersey since 1960.

CSA Sign-Up Month is February
February 16, 2019February 16, 2019
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CSA Sign-Up Month is February

Support your family’s health, your local farmer, your local community and reduce your carbon footprint by joining one of our region’s many CSAs. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members form a community that supports their local farm in return for a steady supply of farm-grown products. Each CSA is different, ranging from ones with drop-off services...

Jammin’ Crepes: Farm to Table to Soil
August 10, 2018January 7, 2020
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Jammin’ Crepes: Farm to Table to Soil

Farm to Table to Soil is the best way to describe Jammin’ Crepes, a Princeton, NJ eatery that sources produce locally, preserves the harvest and composts 100 percent of its food scraps. In an era when farm to fork restaurants and artisanal food trucks are the norm, Jammin’ Crepes continues to redefine what it means...

Bayer-Monsanto merger
June 7, 2018June 7, 2018
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Bayer-Monsanto merger

For $63 billion dollars, German life sciences and pharmaceutical company Bayer has purchased agribusiness company Monsanto. The merger will be finalized this week, and Monsanto will no longer be a company name.  Monsanto’s products including glyphosate-containing RoundUp, will retain their brand names and become a part of the Bayer portfolio.  This comes as no surprise...

Small Farm Central
April 9, 2018January 7, 2020
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Small Farm Central

Small Farm Central develops tech tools for farm businesses. Through economic and marketing success of small farms, CSA farmers and managers, and farmers market managers and sellers, Small Farm Central aims to support the development of a local food system. Founded in 2006 by Simon Huntley, Small Farm Central is a useful resource for any...

VeggieTables
April 5, 2018January 7, 2020
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VeggieTables

For any successful farming business, accurate records must be kept. There’s an app for that! VeggieTables can help organize your organic certification recordkeeping, making it easier to pass yearly inspection. It works offline and follows the crop from ordering seed to making a sale. Developed by Jess Isbrecht of Green Duchess Farm in Hillsborough, the...

Farm and Food Guide
March 29, 2018January 7, 2020
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Farm and Food Guide

Spring has finally sprung! Whether you are looking for a new farm-to-table restaurant to try, a specific ingredient for your favorite dish or a farm to visit for berry picking, our Farm and Food guide is an excellent resource for all things delicious and nutritious! Our interactive website, www.farmandfoodguide.com is completely searchable by county, keyword,...

Communication strategies for organic marketers
March 16, 2018March 16, 2018
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Communication strategies for organic marketers

At the NOFA-NJ Winter Conference this year, Meredith Melendez, Mercer County Ag. Extension Agent presented a workshop on communication strategies for direct marketers of organic products.  Citing the results of a recent Rutgers survey of Mid-Atlantic purchasers of organics, Meredith discussed the who, what and why of consumer trends in the growing organic marketplace. Meredith...