Some thoughts on selling at farmers’ markets

By Nina Planck Originally posted on May 11, 2004  In 1999, I created the first farmers markets in London, England. The first market opened with 16 farmers selling fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, cheese, bread, plants and wine. Today, London Farmers … Continued

Heritage turkeys: a fast-growing and profitable niche for adventuresome farmers

By Kristen Corselius Originally posted on November 21, 2003 This holiday season, thousands of Americans will forgo their normal Large White turkey to enjoy a different kind of bird. “Heritage” turkeys are enjoying a culinary comeback. Thanks to the joint … 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