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Culinary Herbs of the World – Live!
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Culinary Herbs of the World – Live!

Hear Rutgers Master Gardener and “Herb Lady” Caren White discuss culinary herbs from around the world, followed by a tour of the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum herb garden with members of the Herb Society of America.  Registration is $10 for NOFA-NJ members and $20 for non-members.  Registration includes admission to the Museum, for those who wish...

Raw Milk – What’s Behind the Demand for Fresh Unprocessed Milk?
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Raw Milk – What’s Behind the Demand for Fresh Unprocessed Milk?

Ever wonder what’s behind the falling demand for conventional processed fluid milk and the current so-called “Raw Milk Movement”?  Dr. Joseph Heckman, PhD, will explain the reasons for the ever growing consumer interest in fresh unprocessed milk from organic cows on pasture.  In his presentation, he will answer the following questions: How does taste influence...

Farm Bill Overview by TheFERN.org
June 14, 2018June 14, 2018
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Farm Bill Overview by TheFERN.org

The Food & Environment Reporting Network released this short video on June 12 that does a superb job explaining the Farm Bill.  With today’s Senate panel approval, both houses of Congress now have a version of the farm bill in the public domain, although the House version failed in a May 18 vote.  As explained...

Young Farmers Wanted: 60 Acres to Lease
May 11, 2018May 11, 2018
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Young Farmers Wanted: 60 Acres to Lease

Its not often that a young farmer reads these words, “60 Acres available for long-term affordable lease opportunities. As the owners of the land, we wish to transition it to organic production and create a community of farmers who can support each other and produce high-quality, organic food for the area,” wrote Steve Gambino owner...

USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program
March 22, 2018April 2, 2018
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USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program

Last year, the USDA decided to scrap the Obama-era rule overseeing animal welfare regulations in the organic program.  In order to be certified under the organic seal, meat and poultry must meet a set of feeding, housing, and treatment standards.  Some media reports claim that large-scale organic operations are lax on these standards and animals...

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...

Rally: Keep the Soil in Organic!
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Rally: Keep the Soil in Organic!

Please join us for a rally to “Keep the Soil in Organic!”  We’ll be convening at the Whole Earth Center, Princeton’s homegrown natural foods grocery. This rally is part of a larger group of rallies happening everywhere.  Please see keepthesoilinorganic.org for more!

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Pawpaw Tasting and Farm Tour

Taste and learn how to grow the delicious paw-paw, a fruit native to the Northeastern US that is resistant to pests and diseases and produces delicious sweet fall fruit with veteran farmer and botanist Charlie West, PhD.

4-Science Backed Reasons for Eating Organic
July 27, 2017July 27, 2017
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4-Science Backed Reasons for Eating Organic

The main issue of buying organic is the cost versus environmental & health benefits.  How can we, as consumers find a balance? What products are better to buy organic? This article may help with answering these questions. Read More: http://time.com/4871915/health-benefits-organic-food/