Saving the farm: Conservation easements

By Renee Ciulla Green rolls of open hills dotted with lines of solid, red silos and white grazing sheep appeal to and please even those who aren’t passionate about farming themselves. In reality though, development is encroaching heavily and swiftly … Continued

Lost and found orcharding

By Renee Ciulla Every region in New Hampshire and throughout the world has their noted heirloom apple varieties. These are the fruits that thrived relatively well in a given location providing consistent yields, tolerance of pests and disease and, most … Continued

The critical importance of a supportive community for organic farmers

By Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on December 2, 2002 We held our first New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meeting of winter at the end of November, and the sense of joy of being back together … Continued

How Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens made the transition to organic

By Mary-Howell Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted August 2002 “I wish you didn’t have to do that!” I was standing by the kitchen door, several months pregnant with our second child, as I watched my husband, Klaas, leave the … Continued