Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens


January: a time to review the past year and plan for the future

By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help!), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on January 2, 2003 Years ago, when I was a young child growing up in the suburbs of Long Island, my grandmother gave me a beautiful picture book called … 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