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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

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.