Organic Farms in New Jersey

Organic Farms in New Jersey

Why is New Jersey called the Garden State? According to a few sources, including the NJ state government itself, most people attribute the origin of the nickname to Abraham Browning of Camden, who used the phrase in a speech at the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition...
Reminder: Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

Carrageenan allowed under organic label

Carrageenan is a food emulsifier derived from seaweed that acts as a thickening agent. The organic industry is divided over its inclusion under the organic label. Carrageenan has been observed to cause intestinal stress of lab animals, while its natural emulsifying...
What does it mean to be certified?

What does it mean to be certified?

Consumers may notice a new label on the supermarket shelves this summer. Approximately 15 farmers met in Vermont last month to create the standards for an additional product label under the organic certification program.  They plan to roll out the new label with...