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How do you know your organic food is tru...

[ad_1] As the organic food market grows, fruit and vegetable suppliers are under pressure to supply more, and some of them are taking shortcuts. The principles of organic farming are difficult to follow when volumes are large, trade insiders say. “Demand is growing exponentially. Retailers want volume and variety and growers are forced to use […]

Organic farming thrives as chemical inte...

[ad_1] (Beyond pesticides, May 21, 2019) As farmers across the country face extreme stressors and consolidate or retire, organic is going against the grain. Despite an overall decline in the number of farms in the United States, the number of organic farms increased by 27% between 2012 and 2017, according to new data from the […]

Organic products reach a record

[ad_1] The U.S. organic market had a banner year in 2018, crossing the $50 billion mark for the first time, according to the Organic Trade Association. Including food and non-food products, sales of organic products rose 6.3% to $52.5 billion last year, the association reported in its 2019 organic industry survey. Record levels were reached […]

Are organic foods healthier? RD Explain...

[ad_1] Some people think “organic” and just assume “healthier”. Others have heard that the benefits of eating organic are overstated and roll their eyes because of the higher prices. So, is eating organic really good for you? Are organic foods healthier? I get it, there are so many decisions we have to make in the […]

US organic food sales nearly $ 48 billio...

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – Sales of organic food in the United States increased 5.9% in 2018 to reach $ 47.9 billion, according to the 2019 organic industry survey released on May 17 by the Organic Trade Association . Organic food sales accounted for 5.7% of total food sales in the United States, which increased 2.3% in […]

Organic products hit an all-time high

[ad_1] The U.S. organic market had a record year in 2018, surpassing the $ 50 billion mark for the first time, according to the Organic Trade Association. Including food and non-food items, sales of organic products rose 6.3% to $ 52.5 billion last year, the association reported in its 2019 organic industry survey. Record levels […]

Why Patagonia promotes regenerative orga...

[ad_1] Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario is a strong supporter of regenerative organic farming. It is an experimental farming method that prioritizes soil health for the sake of absorbing carbon. Although its long-term effects are unknown, it has enough proven principles to qualify as a beneficial practice worth pursuing. Patagonia is pushing for more adoption, customer […]

Great Day Gardens Farmer’s Market offers

[ad_1] The marketplace also serves as the CSA of Great Day Garden – or Community Supported Agriculture – which serves around 10 members. Items on the market include meat from Restoration Acre Farm, Idlewild Farm and Mountain Run Farm, handmade pasta from Scratch Pasta, freshly roasted coffee from Hill City Coffee as well as Great […]