George DeVault was editor of New Farm® magazine
from 1981 through 1991 -- and a long-time champion of
local food systems and innovative direct marketing approaches
to high-value farming.
He, his wife Mel and 23-year-old son Don farm near
the village of Vera Cruz, PA, a little over an hour
north of Philadelphia. They've been farming there organically
since 1985. They extend their growing season with 6000
square feet of greenhouses, and sell cut flowers, herbs,
fruits and vegetables through farmers' markets and directly
to customers on their farm through a subscription service.
George continues to edit the Russian language version
of New Farm® magazine, and in their spare time,
he and Mel have edited and published six books on farming
and market gardening.
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