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At High Mowing Organic Seeds, we offer 100% certified organic seed, bred to perform best in organic conditions with robust, vigorous genetics and modern disease resistances. All of our organic, Non-GMO seed is regularly tested for germination rates, disease and GMO contamination. Our team is knowledgeable, communicative and dedicated to the stewardship of our planet. We are passionate about supporting the important work of our organic growers and we know that together we can build a greener, more just and community supported world, one seed at a time.
Founded in April of 1970, the same year as the first Earth Day, Whole Earth Center is Princeton’s oldest natural foods grocery. For nearly 50 years, Whole Earth has provided Princeton with an unmatched selection of quality organic produce, prepared and packaged foods, environmental friendly household products and cruelty-free natural health and beauty. A full service grocery and deli, Whole Earth helps to shape local response to regional and national environmental issues. From establishing local pesticide-free lawn care initiatives, canal cleanups, and recycling programs, to raising awareness about critical issues related to food labeling guidelines and organic standards, Whole Earth is environmentalism in action.
Whole Earth supports a wide variety of organizations and initiatives focused on the health of our customers, our communities and our planet. By providing education and funding, we help to foster sustainable organic farming, grow the organic marketplace, and support efforts that positively impact the food industry and empower consumers to make healthy, informed choices. For more information on monthly specials click here.
For 20 years serving the community with fresh, local, organically grown produce and farm products. Our Mission is to provide stewardship of the land owned and operated by North Slope Farm while serving the community with fresh, local, organically grown produce and farm products at a reasonable cost; to provide high quality, farm based products and services to our retail customers and wholesale accounts; to develop a profitable business which allows us to find joy and pride in the work we do; to create a positive environment and fulfilling work for those employed at North Slope Farm and act as an educational resource, both for employees and the community, in sustainable agricultural methods and responsible care for valuable resources; and to support other regional, sustainable and environmentally responsible businesses, organizations and projects.
Phone: 609.647-9754 Contact: 386 Rock Road East, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Since 1992, Vermont Compost Company has grown from a small, local operation to a company supplying premium soils to hundreds of successful professional growers all over the country. We carefully and intentionally source only the highest quality materials and amendments for all of our soil mixes.
All ingredients used in Vermont Compost Company products have been approved for certified organic production.
In addition to product consistency, growers can depend on Vermont Compost Company as an invaluable resource for a breadth of soil and plant knowledge and the technical expertise it takes to grow organically in an ever-changing environment. Why Grow Alone?
Ironbound Farm — home of Ironbound Hard Cider and New Ark Farms – was founded on the belief that businesses must take responsibility for the impact they have on the social, economic, and ecological well-being of their communities. To that end, we fully embrace the beauty, abundance, and diversity of our state; our obligation to lift up the most underserved members of the community — especially the chronically underemployed; and, our role in environmental repair through our regenerative farming practices. By doing so, we create a unique business model that fosters resiliency and viability for our network of growers, food producers, and customers.
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Dunwald Farm was established in 2012 to be an educational resource for farmers and gardeners aspiring to grow healthy, healthful vegetables without the use of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or any other chemicals. You can enjoy our products at many fine restaurants and grocers in the Hopewell and Princeton communities. We are located just north of the Borough of Hopewell in central New Jersey. Environmentalism Leads Back to the Soil. For decades, Lauren Bender and Adrian Hyde have been passionate environmental advocates and activists. Causes they have supported included blocking fracking in NY state, reducing ocean plastics, and expanding access to recycling opportunities. They are always asking themselves, “Where can we invest our limited time, money and energy to have the greatest, positive impact on the environment?” Not surprisingly, the answer always ties back to the soil. The role of soil in addressing climate change and a range of environmental and health issues is underappreciated. Dunwald Farm wishes to change that.
Lee Reich, PhD is an avid farmdener (more than a gardener, less than a farmer) with graduate degrees in soil science and horticulture. After working in plant and soil research with the USDA and Cornell University, he shifted gears and turned to writing, lecturing, and consulting. His Books include: The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden, A Northeast Gardener’s Year, The Pruning Book, Weedless Gardening, Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, Landscaping With Fruit, and Grow Fruit Naturally. New this year: Growing Figs in Cold Climates. He writes regularly for a number of gardening magazines and his syndicated gardening column for Associated Press appears biweekly from coast to coast. His farmden has been featured in such publications as the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living, has won awards from National Gardening and Organic Gardening magazines, and has been included in “Open Days” tours of the Garden Conservancy. For more about Lee, please check out his blog.
Meghan Giroux is an experienced agroforestry practitioner, and technical service provider, with nearly two decades of experience growing perennial crops in agricultural and nursery settings. Meghan has a Master’s of Science degree in agroforestry. She is a 2021 Climate Adaptation Fellow through a partnership program designed by the University of Maine. Through her company, Interlace Agroforestry Farm LLC, and funding support from the USDA and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Meghan is developing a sixty-acre demonstration site that exemplifies ancient and modern forms of agroforestry, including the five USDA-defined agroforestry practices. Additionally, Meghan has 25 years of organizational development experience, project management, marketing, and outreach.
Eric Toensmeier is a specialist in agroforestry and perennial crops, including their roles in climate change mitigation. He is a Senior Fellow for the Global Evergreening Alliance and a former Senior Fellow for Project Drawdown. Eric is the author of The Carbon Farming Solution and other books, and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens.
Meghan and Eric are writing a manual on alley cropping for the US. They will present an overview of the benefits and challenges of this silvoarable agroforestry practice, and some key design considerations.
MarketLink is a program of the National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP) that assists farmers and markets with accepting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and electronic payments.
Founded in 2013 in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, MarketLink has helped more than 3,000 farmers and markets accept electronic payments – including more than $69m in SNAP sales and $58m in credit/debit sales for a total impact of more than $127m.
In 2019, USDA awarded NAFMNP a Cooperative Agreement to implement the ‘free equipment program’, providing grant funding for equipment to direct marketing farmers and farmers markets. In 2021, NAFMNP was awarded a USDA grant to help farmers accept SNAP benefits online.