announced a new feature at NewFarm.Org in our last newsletter: The
Farm Locator, an easy-to-use online farm directory that lets you post
information about your farm on our web site. We immediately got a
burst of 60 farms from around the country signing up (for free, of
course). We’ll be promoting this new service to a broader audience
soon, but urge you to take advantage of it now, and tell farmer friends
about it. The more farmers who use it, the more useful it will be
to the restaurants, wholesalers, retailers and consumers who use it
to look for regional farm products. Go directly to the Farm Locator
by clicking here.
By the way, thanks to all of you who signed on. Many of you captured
the spirit and essence of your farm and your business. In fact,
some of you should expect a call from us in the not too distant
future to talk about doing a story on your farm.
Market opportunity for organic farmers
around the country! We’re working with Local
Harvest to promote an opportunity for organic growers: The Lollapalooza
concert series is planning to have an organic farmer’s market
at each of their 31 concerts across the country. We’re talking
about a captive audience of 15,000 to 30,000 over a six hour period.
learn more about this opportunity, click here.
It’s settled: you love the
land. In our most recent poll, 42% of you said the
thing you like most about farming is a “connection to and
love of the land.” Runner up? 16% cited “the sense of
independence” you get as a farmer. Check out our latest poll
on the home page. Since subsidies survived the latest congressional
mauling of the farm bill (while very little else of value to sustainable
farmers did), we thought a few polls on your attitudes toward subsidies
were in order. Click here to
go to the New Farm home page and check out these poll questions.
Don't forget to check
out our latest Organic
Skip Glover's Georgia "real
(see below for more)
CSA Notebook: The hard earned secrets of a good delivery system
(for more, see below)