‘Walk for an Organic Planet’ Schedule Announced

Rodale Institute Director Begins  160 Mile Walk from PA to Washington, D.C.  (Kutztown, PA  October 1, 2014) On October 1, 2014, Rodale Institute Executive Director, ‘Coach’ Mark Smallwood set out on a 160 mile walk from the Institute’s farm in … 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


 Turnip recipes from our Agriculture Supported Communities program. Mashed Root Vegetables with Horseradish Adapted from Gourmet Today by Ruth Reichl 1 pound turnips, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces Salt 1 ½ pounds potatoes ¼ cup heavy cream 4 tablespoons butter 2-3 … Continued

Walk for An Organic Planet

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported our Walk for an Organic Planet.  Coach made it to DC on October 16th and attended meetings with staff from Senator Jeff Merkley’s office and the following individuals from USDA: ♦  Betsy … Continued

Farm Photo Friday: September 26th, 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!  Every Friday we share some … Continued

Fiddlehead Farms – How to build a root washer

Fiddlehead Farms is a small, family farm located in beautiful Corbett, Oregon.Since becoming certified organic, Fiddlehead Farm has seen a huge demand for their certified organic vegetables – in particular carrots and beets.  They now find themselves on the precipice … Continued