New Farm


Heavy Metals

By Kelsey McKee, OMRI Review Program and Quality Director With every decision an organic farmer makes, there are risks and rewards to be considered. What is the risk of planting a new variety, versus the potential reward? How much can … Continued

Healthy Soil, Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby

Originally published on October 10, 2012 By guest blogger Pooja Mottl What if someone told you “dirt” and “pregnancy” are intimately connected? Would you believe it? Consider this: The health of “dirt” (a.k.a. soil) could have a significant impact not … Continued

The value of rain barrels

By Heather Kaiser, Rodale Institute Intern Here at Rodale Institute, we believe that conservation and environmentally friendly products are the key to preserving our homes, gardens, and communities. One way of implementing these positive changes is through the use of … Continued

The Sweet Side of Organic Farming

In appreciation of their support, we invite Rodale Institute Business Members to share an article about their work on our website. These articles often include insightful information based on their experience and line of work.  It provides a unique perspective of organic … Continued

Food as Medicine

A Partnership between Rodale Institute and St. Luke’s University Health Network In 431 B.C. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Over 2500 years later, we are inundated with advertisements boasting the latest, greatest cure-all … Continued

How the NOSB Gets Technical

By guest blogger Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador, OMRI Technical Director Twice a year, organic certifiers, materials enthusiasts, and various farmer, processor and consumer representatives meet with government agents and a volunteer advisory board to participate in the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) … Continued

The war against pests, diseases, and weeds

By guest blogger Caroline Hampton For a farmer, the summer months mean war. Every vegetable that is grown, every bite that a consumer takes, has been fought for by a farmer. In July and August, I’ve had to battle against … Continued