Category: <span>Health</span>

Second Annual Festomato August 15-22, 2020
August 20, 2020August 20, 2020
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Second Annual Festomato August 15-22, 2020

Festomato was generously supported by: Jammin Crepes, The Experimental Farm Network, Autumn Olive, Whole Earth Center, the Princeton Public Library and the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Special thanks to the farmers who donated Tomatoes to our Events: North Slope Farm, Jeff’s Organics, Cherry Grove Organic, Martenette, Chickadee Creek, Muth Family Farm and...

Why is Organic Produce More Expensive?
July 23, 2020July 23, 2020
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Why is Organic Produce More Expensive?

Reasons organic food is so expensive 1. No chemicals = more laborThe Organic Farming Research Foundation explained it well: “The organic price tag more closely reflects the true cost of growing the food: substituting labor and intensive management for chemicals, the health and environmental costs of which are borne by society.”2. Demand overwhelms supplyRetail sales...

Sowing seeds of happiness: Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds
May 17, 2020May 17, 2020
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Sowing seeds of happiness: Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds

As civic leaders and urban planners work to make cities more sustainable and livable by investing in outdoor spaces and recreational activities such as biking and walking, Princeton researchers have identified the benefit of an activity largely overlooked by policymakers — home gardening. The researchers found that, across the study’s population, the level of emotional well-being,...

Eating organic foods could have benefits for one’s health
May 17, 2020May 17, 2020
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Eating organic foods could have benefits for one’s health

Organic foods are those grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, as well as other materials such as hormones, antibiotics and genetically modified organisms – all of which are used in conventional agriculture. Organic farming practices include the use of cover crops, manures and crop rotations to fertilize the soil, maximize biological activity and maintain long-term soil health....

How We Evolve to Respond to Life after the Stay at Home Orders
April 30, 2020April 30, 2020
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How We Evolve to Respond to Life after the Stay at Home Orders

At the beginning of this year, I took over the position of Executive Director of Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey. Over the past several weeks, our farming network has experienced an unprecedented surge in consumer demand driven by public concerns about the safety of the fresh produce supply chain, supply of eggs and...