Minnesota farmer & blogger Carolyn Olson volunteered to get Flat Ryan out on their farm and it just so happened, that Ryan got to check out planting some cover crops! Carolyn and her husband, Jonathan raise organic crops and conventional pigs on their century farm. Carolyn is active in Farm Bureau, and is a member of … Continue reading Visit to an Organic Farm in Minnesota Teaches Flat Ryan a Few Things
I came across this photo and had to laugh, pretty hard. Because it's the truth. I was in the middle of a conversation via twitter about GMO foods when this question came my way: "Do you think people complaining about #GMOs have a doublespeak, consuming unhealthily over-processed food?" My response? Yes, from my experience, I … Continue reading Organic Junk Food is still… junk food
Earlier this week, a journal on Internal Medicine released a review from Stanford University which concluded that there are no significant health or safety benefits of choosing organic over conventionally grown foods. This is different from previous papers in that it is a review of recent, relevant studies, instead of a research study in itself. … Continue reading Stanford releases literature review of organic foods
If there's any group of farmers that relies on independent and local marketing in today's food trade, it's organic and local farmers. Today I feature Delvin Farms, an organic producer from Nashville, Tennessee. One of the great things about agriculture and food in this country is that we are able to afford food choices. Although … Continue reading AgProud: Nashville Certified Organic Farmer
Take a minute to read a portion of this article I found from a grass-fed cattle producer who wants to move past the local, farmers' market movement. A challenging view into the local food movement. So, I can say that I want to see my pork in Price Chopper, because behind the veil of the … Continue reading Toss the Farmers’ Markets?