Bloom Alert: July 9, 2014

We have a wide selection of flowers for sale at our garden store this week! If you are looking for show-stopping flowers to make over your backyard, garden or patio, visit our Midsummer Makeover Sale this Friday and Saturday from … Continued

Farm Photo Friday: July 4, 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!

Veterans answer a new calling: organic farming

(Kutztown, PA) According to the USDA’s Census of Agriculture, during the last 30 years the average age of U.S. farmers has grown by nearly eight years, from 50.5 years to 58.3 years.  For many of those farmers, it becomes more … Continued

Farm Photo Friday: June 27, 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: June 25, 2014

This week we welcome the soft beauty of two summer garden favorites: Nasturtiums and Poppies. Nasturtiums have delicate flowers that usually come in various shades of yellow, orange and red. The blooms, leaves, seeds and flower buds of this awesome garden … Continued

Everyone ‘kneads’ more local grain

There is a quiet but swiftly moving current of “grain collaboration” happening throughout New England. Consumers are demanding local grains and even eagerly joining a unique heritage grain CSA, growers are working together to find the most suitable varieties and bakers are proudly displaying racks of bread made from wheat grown in nearby fields. From northern Maine to western Massachusetts, the movement is getting stronger as “our daily bread” becomes synonymous with “locally-grown-grain bread.”

Vintage NF: Beyond Your Own Fence Posts

Organic farming is not just about making a higher profit. Sure, we have to make a living. And, sure, we live and die on the gritty details of compost and cover crops, tillers and no-till. But we are stewards of more than just our soil and our farm.