farm business

CSAs and Aggregators: Threshing Things Out

By Steven McFadden Community is not a warm and cuddly marketing concept attached to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). It is, rather, a defining element. Yet in the past few years, some middleman food businesses have appropriated the term “CSA” to … Continued

Turning the Brown Gold to Yellow Gold

By Gladis Zinati, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist Compost is a typical nutrient amendment used in small-scale agriculture, while large scale, mono-crop agriculture often is dependent on synthetic N-P-K fertilizers.  Dan Hunsicker, a non-organic corn grower in Berks County, Pennsylvania, grows continuous corn … Continued

From ASC to CSA

By Chris West Editor’s Note: Follow Chris (former Rodale Institute intern and beginning farmer) each month as he keeps us up to date on the trials and tribulations of getting his farm up and running. I never thought I’d find … Continued