Whether you shop at your local farmer’s market, at Whole Foods, or even at an enlightened supermarket, you may be unsure of terms like organic and biodynamic. Come visit these two farms, see how they do it, and hear the farmers tell you what they are all about.
Visit a Successful Organic Farm
This is the Stewart Organic Farm. Alan Stewart will show you how they prepare the soil, grow cover crops, use integrated pest management, and end up with luscious beans, blueberries, and apples.
Then heíll take you to the farmerís market where the produce goes fresh from the farm into your shopping bag.
If this doesnít make you hungry I donít know what will.
Then go to page 2 and visit a biodynamic farm.
Photo Credit: Mckay Savage
Biodynamic Farming Demystified
If you are into organic food youíve probably heard the term biodynamic farming and may have wondered what it is. In the simplest terms it is farming as it was a century and more ago, with a blend of plants, animals, and soil in one unified system.
This video, taken at Frog Hill Farm, shows how those all fit together. It’s a popular farm for visitors; it seems that almost everyone has a subconscious desire to be involved in a farm.
Photo credit: Jessica Reeder