Tag Archives: organic

In Their Words: Veritable’s Bu Nygrens and Karen Salinger

Reposted from the Organic Produce Network on June 29, 2017 Beginning in the early 1970’s, Veritable Vegetables (VV) became part of a movement that sought to bring low-cost, nutritious food to neighborhood co-ops and community storefronts. These collectives, called The People’s Food System, extended throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and provided a large-scale […] Read Post »


Strawberry Fields

It’s the peak of strawberry season and we’re more than a little giddy over the quality of sweet, plump fruit coming in. Dating back to the 18th century, the strawberry, also known as the garden strawberry or fragaria ananassa, originated in Europe as a hybrid of two wild strawberry species from North America and Chile. […] Read Post »


Specialty Citrus

“A Kumquat for John Keats” Sweet pulp and sour skin- or was it sweet outside and sour within? For however many kumquats that I eat I’m not sure if it’s flesh or rind that’s sweet. – Tony Harrison When most people think of kumquats they think of the mouth puckering tartness of the Nagami kumquat. […] Read Post »


Got Grass?

Harvesting asparagus is one of the more labor-intensive jobs in agriculture with high production costs. In California, growers pay a fair share for labor, commanding a higher price for local grass. In Mexico, a laborer might make $5-8 a day making the cost of imported asparagus seem less. Asparagus was first planted in California in […] Read Post »


USDA approves transitional certification for farmers switching to organic

Reposted from New Hope Network. Original Source: Organic Trade Association Today, the Organic Trade Association announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help guide farmers transitioning into certified organic agricultural production. Using standards developed by OTA, the National Certified Transitional Program will provide oversight to approved Accredited Organic Certifying Agents offering […] Read Post »