IFOAM


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What do you say when someone asks you what Organic means? Or what have you heard? I’ll bet you’ve said or heard phrases like “no synthetic pesticides,” “increased animal welfare,” “no GMOs.” While these responses aren’t wrong, they don’t adequately describe the “spirit” of what organic means. For decades, people from different backgrounds (farmers, eaters, scientists, politicians…) and from different parts of the world, have tried to define what it means to call a farm or a food “organic.” That’s how we ended up with Organic Standards in the first place. It’s a tough process, made even harder in our […]

Do you know the Principles of Organic Farming?


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So, I (Shannon) was all set (and sponsored by Canadian Organic Growers, Island Natural Growers in BC and the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) to attend the IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) NA (North America) General Assembly in Baltimore.  But just a few hours before I was set to leave for the airport I ended up with a bad toothache and was too nervous to fly and spend 5 days in an unknown city sleeping in a 6 bunk-bed hostel room with a sore tooth. So I cancelled my flight and accommodation. I ended up being able to […]

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (in North ...


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Well, things on the farm have been busy and I’ve had plenty of thoughts I’ve wanted to share with you…..then another day passes…. Anyhow, here are 5 things that we’ve been talking about/excited about lately here on the farm: Melons! I’m pretty sure that there is no better season for us than melon season. At least when the melons have done really well like they have this year. At this time of year, we eat them every day. We’ve got a number of different types: Cantaloupe: We grow a few different cantaloupes, of various sizes including First Kiss which is […]

5 From the Farm: September 20, 2017



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Organics isn’t just a farming sector or a marketing option…Organic is a movement! And, like any other movement, it needs to change over time as it grows and people demand more from their movement. Organic farmers, leaders, processors, and eaters around the world recognize this and have been trying to work together to envision what they want the future of the organic movement to look like. I saw a presentation on this topic (called Organic 3.0) at last year’s ACORN (Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) conference, given by Dr. Andy Hammermeister and I was really inspired! So, I googled Organic […]

The Future of Organic Farming