Telling the Story of Specialty Fruits

In Small Fruits Extraordinaire, we learned about Erin Schneider and Rob McClure, who own Hilltop Community Farm in LaValle, Wisconsin. Their small-scale farm markets produce through a CSA and artisanal restaurants. In 2011, the couple along with two other farmers … Continued

Farm Photo Friday: August 22, 2014

Every Friday we share some snaps from our 333-acres in Kutztown, PA. Our photographers? The staff members who keep this farm chugging along. Enjoy a sneak peek at what’s going on here at Rodale Institute!

Farm Photo Friday: August 15, 2014

Every Friday we share some snaps from our 333-acres in Kutztown, PA. Our photographers? The staff members who keep this farm chugging along. Enjoy a sneak peek at what’s going on here at Rodale Institute!

Bloom Alert: August 13, 2014

Don’t want the summer to end? Visit the Rodale Institute this Friday and Saturday for our Preserving in Style Organic Plant Sale. We will have cut flowers and loads of gorgeous ornamentals and edibles for sale.  This week, the dahlias … Continued

Regulating Pest Controls

By Kelsey McKee, OMRI Review Program and Quality Director Clearly, a commitment to organic practices means that growers will generally use pest control products as a last resort, but organic farmers are permitted to use some potent materials in order … Continued

Your 2 Cents Grant Recipient: Nicole Spinelli

Nicole is a beginning farmer who recently purchased a small organic farm in rural Wisconsin.  After working for ten years in the conservation field helping farmers, she is now looking forward to beginning farming on her own.  Your 2 Cents … Continued

Your 2 Cents Grant Recipients: Alejandro & Jesse of Adelante Mujeres

Adelante Mujeres is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates educational, social and  economic opportunity for the low-income Latino population of Washington County, Oregon. Since 2005, their agriculture program, Adelante Agricultura, has trained aspiring Latino farmers in small-scale organic farming practices. … Continued

Farm Photo Friday: August 8, 2014

Every Friday we share some snaps from our 333-acres in Kutztown, PA. Our photographers? The staff members who keep this farm chugging along. Enjoy a sneak peek at what’s going on here at Rodale Institute!