There has been a long demand from consumer groups in North America to have the right to know what is in their foods; specifically ingredients containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s). It seems pretty clear cut, we know the ingredients, we know the nutrient profile of a food, and with new legislation, even known allergens will […]
Buying locally produced products is a benefit to the environment, right? Look at all the fuel and pollution saved by buying your vegetables from a local grower instead of being shipped in from Mexico. This idea is the lynchpin in the strategy put forward by some conventional (non-organic) growers in their efforts to promote consumers […]
Recent statistics show that sales of organic products continue to rise, however what is surprising is that sales of products labeled as “Natural” rose even higher. Initially this puzzled me; why would consumers embrace inferior “Natural” products compared to Certified Organic ones? I soon realized that products labeled as “Natural” creates the image that the […]
A short video showing our excitement that spring has finally arrived!
Site Selection Most trees need to be planted in an area that has full sun so that the fruit will ripen properly. Do not plant in low lying areas where water and frost can collect. Keep in mind that the 1′ tree you buy may grow 40′ tall and 15′ wide at maturity. Planting Dig […]
At a recent local food conference in Baltimore, I was surprised to learn how incredibly popular the local food movement was. However, I found out that much of that popularity was due to the belief that if the food was local, it was organic. Surprisingly, many farmers blurred the lines between organic and local to […]