Category: Consumer

August 26, 2019April 27, 2020
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UNDERSTANDING ORGANIC FARMING – SEVEN POINTS by Eliot Coleman

1. Real organic farming is based on the creation and maintenance of a biologically active fertile soil. 2. Organic farming succeeds because of the benefits derived from that fertile soil. Successful production of pest-free plants and animals with active immune systems is a direct outcome of farming a biologically active fertile soil that scientific studies...

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...

Food-Planet-Health
February 11, 2019January 6, 2020
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Food-Planet-Health

The EAT-Lancet commission, an offshoot of the Lancet, a medical journal from Great Britain, recently published a landmark paper titled: Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets for Sustainable Food Systems https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31788-4/fulltext. The importance of this report cannot be minimized. Worldwide, there is an epidemic of hunger, obesity and unhealthy diets that...

NY Times Article: Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?
November 14, 2018January 7, 2020
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NY Times Article: Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

A French study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed 70,000 adults for five years to gather evidence on whether eating organic foods lowered participant’s risk of developing cancer. Most volunteers where women in their mid-40s who provided information about how frequently they consume 16 different types of organic foods. Those who ate the most organic...

Shopping Guides to Farmers Markets
July 17, 2018April 27, 2020
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Shopping Guides to Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are thriving this time of year with many vendors and many consumers heading out the door to sell and purchase produce and goods. Not only are farmers markets excellent places to purchase items, they are also excellent places to meet your farmer.  There is no better way to make sure that the products...

Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements
July 1, 2018July 1, 2018
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Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements

“Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements”, by Dr. Joseph Heckman, is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Digital Object Identifier for citation: https://doi.org/10.1017/s1742170517000618...

How to improve gut health-it’s easier than you think!
June 26, 2018January 7, 2020
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How to improve gut health-it’s easier than you think!

An article recently shared by Cornucopia Institute describes ways in which consumers can improve gut health through diet and also steps farmers can take on the field to protect biodiversity. The human gut microbiome lives and is influenced by the food we eat. Eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals from healthy, fresh, diverse,...

Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen
April 13, 2018January 7, 2020
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Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen

Not all produce is created equal.  Some fruits and vegetables are more susceptible to soaking up pesticides than others. The dirty dozen include fruits and vegetables that have a softer outer layer such as strawberries and apples, while the clean fifteen include thicker-skinned produce such as eggplant and cantaloupe. The Environmental Working Group has comprehensive guides...