Independence Day! We
wanted to get one last newsletter out to you before the 4th of July.
Take a break from the seasonal grind, check out the latest updates
and celebrate in true New Farm fashion. Have a safe holiday.
The Grassroots OPX is now up and
running! In early June,
we invited readers to help us gather prices from producer-only markets
around the country. Last Friday, at the last minute, we sent off
a note to our volunteers, asking them to give it a shot at the Saturday
market in their area. Three were able to respond this first week.
We hope to have prices from an additional 10 to 15 markets in the
weeks to come. Check
out the initial results by clicking here. If you're
inspired, and would like to help us with this initiative, e-mail
us at amanda.kimble-evans@
STILL LOOKING FOR FARMS:
The Farm Locator, an easy-to-use online farm directory that lets
you post information about your farm on our web site, has about
80 farms now. 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. We hope to have 2000
farms on the directory by the end of the year. Go directly to the
Farm Locator by clicking
organic farming: A few weeks back, Mary-Howell Martens,
our columnist from upstate New York, wrote about what it means to
be a "precision" organic farmer. It doesn't mean GPS and
onboard computers. It has something to do with better observation,
longer memory, and more care and attention to details. Mary-Howell
suggested a number of good ideas, and invited you to share your
own ideas with us on precision farming, organic style. So this is
just a reminder: Send your ideas to us now at email@example.com.
If you'd like to check out Mary-Howell's column again, click
Don't forget to check
out our latest Organic
Yep, that's a snail! The grassroots citizens'
group, Urban Harvest, turns brownfields into greenfields in deep
in the metropolitan heart of Texas. Urban