~ Via Change.org ~ More than 20,000 people have joined a popular campaign on Change.org urging officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, to save a 31-year-old organic farm instead of destroying it to build private soccer fields. Farmer Nick Maravell, Montgomery County residents, and the Montgomery Countryside Alliance, an agriculture conservation non-profit, are leading the campaign on Change.org to save Nick’s Organic Farm, the county’s only organic seed farm.... Read More
October in Arizona Brings Out The Four F’s . . . Fall, Farms, Festivals and Fun all rolled into one!
Each year, Fall festivities begin with the month of October, which is also the month for harvesting Pumpkins and gourds. One of the famous among pumpkin traditions is pumpkin carving and baking pumpkin seeds. Where do you go for those orange festive delightes ranging from tiny table decoration sized to the colossal? Well, farms of course and what better way to spend the day than to smell the fresh farm air while running through corn mazes, kicking it on... Read More
by Kate McClendon When Chef Justin Beckett and his wife Michelle partnered with restaurant owners Scott and Katie Stevens, they wanted to create a space that felt as warm and inviting as being in their homes. They took to heart the idea of being a part of the community, both to its local neighbors and the greater society, and invites you to “Come Together” as you open their front doors. The restaurant was designed to have that communal feeling of breaking bread... Read More
Last year the Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Agriculture held a series of 5 workshops investigating anti-competitive practices in the food and agricultural sectors, particularly pertaining to Monsanto. Nowhere are these abuses more prevalent than in the extreme market share enjoyed by the seed and chemical company Monsanto, which has a virtual stranglehold on seed supplies in crucial sectors that has severely limited farmer’s choice in what traits... Read More
The following News Release was sent in response to the USDA’s full deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, and signed by more than 20 groups and individuals in the organic community: WE STAND UNITED IN OPPOSITION TO GE ALFALFA We stand united in opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to once again allow unlimited, nationwide commercial planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa, despite... Read More