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From the Van to You

Frank and Jenna Greiner have been organic farmers for five years now.  In between their crops, they sell other’s produce out of the back of their van at a minimal price.  The husband and wife own New Again Farm on state Route 1...
 
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Organic Farming for a Younger Generation

In the organic capital of the United States, farmers are becoming younger and younger.  In the midst of San Diego, California, a younger generation has stepped forward to take on the role that usually left us with visions of bi...
 
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Organic Vintners Speak Out

As consumers, we want to know that we’re getting the best quality of product for our money.  This is especially true for those that chose to go organic.  However, for wine connoisseurs, it’s next to impossible to know which win...

 
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New Label Laws Drive Consumers to Organic Foods

A new law will require companies that genetically modify their products to identify it on their label.  Genetically modified food includes products altered to resist pesticides or improve nutritional content. The U.S. Food and ...
 
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Organic Company Changes Its Name to Reflect Values

Kevin Fletcher has owned Countryside Organics since 2007, although until recently, it was named Countryside Natural Products.  Due to what he felt was false advertisement from some of his competitors; he decided to make a chang...
 
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Less Chemicals for a Healthier Life

There are a lot of complications that can arise when choosing to grow organic foods.  You face the same issues as other farmers, however, you have to be a little more creative and controlled when it comes to handling those issu...

 
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A Few Tips on How to Save When Buying Organic Foods

There are many different things to know when you buy organic products.  First of all, it will cost you more than buying processed and treated foods, as it costs more for the farmers to be certified and grow organic foods.  Ther...
 
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Interest in Organic Farming Grows; How to get certified

The cost of organic certification is $200-500, depending on how many acres an operator uses, and some producers qualify for partial reimbursement through a USDA cost hare program. The initial application is about 12 pages and o...
 
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Turning Tragedy into a Family Treasure

In the summer of 1992 between the price of coffee dropping and Gerarldo Calderon becoming ill from the pesticides being used on his farm, the Calderon family had to start making some drastic changes or suffer the same fate as t...

 
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A Pioneer of Organic Farming Publishes Her Story

Atina Diffley has written a memoir of her struggles with organic farming, mostly alongside her husband, Martin.  The memoir starts out telling of her dreams as a child to become a farmer and progresses through the struggles tha...