What's that I smell? The conference
season is winding down, along with our coverage. But everywhere
we've gone, there's excitement in the air. Farming is tough, sure,
but there's a smell of change, and it's not just spring. It's that
palpable sense in every conference hall, on every farm tour farm,
that we're on the verge of creating a whole new agriculture in this
country. The stories in this issue of the web site confirm that,
as does browsing through the Farm Locator entries on our site. So
much diversity, so much talent, so much creativity invested in farms
and markets in every corner of the country.
I spent hours last week just browsing through the farms on our
newly renovated farm locator. 127 CSAs, over 100 offering eggs and
dairy, and dozens of farms offering everything from feed grains
and bulk seeds to edible flowers and fiber products.
The Farm Locator, with all its spiffy new features, is ready for
prime time. Our zipcode radius search--which lets you search for
farms within a specified number of miles of your zipcode--is working
beautifully. The dozens of new categories we've added makes searching
for specific products and services much easier. Check
out the Farm Locator now.
And, to encourage you to add your farm to the listing, we're giving
out a New Farm hat--my, they're handsome--each week starting this
coming week. Click
here for more details.
And here's another great addition to the web site: We're finally
going to answer your questions online each week. Check out our home
page for the first weekly installment of "Reader Mail."
Finally, we've updated the book store again with new reviews and
new book entries. Check it out at www.newfarm.org/books.
--Chris Hill, Executive Editor
Don't forget to check
out our latest Organic
My, it's handsome ... and it might be yours, FREE, when you list
your farm on our farm locator.
Click here for more.
in CA build innovative cover crop seeder (for
more on the berry operation that inspired this tool, see below.