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Posts tagged with: organic

Who’s the most active, passionate, health-conscious farmer and herbalist in Virginia?  Jean Howard, co-owner and operator of CA & J Farm, is among the most eclectically active individuals we’ve yet come across in the farming community, and she’s far removed from any signs of slowing down. Jean is an avid health enthusiast that even the......
Are you seeking insight on Certified Naturally Grown farming, beekeeping, and/or including value-added products into your business repertoire? On this week’s episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we are joined by Ruby Reid of Valhalla Organics. Based in Talent, Oregon, Valhalla Organics are committed to and highly passionate about sustainable living and growing premium organic......
How would you go about running and maintaining a USDA certified vegetable farm using tunnels to grow your crops? Jason Hirtz of Box Turtle Farm in Mount Vernon, Missouri joins us today to discuss what he does and why he does it the way he does it! Box Turtle Farm passionately believes that consumers deserve......
What is it like to be the owner and operator of a fruit farm that has grown and continues to grow only top-grade, environmentally sustainable fruit for three generations strong? Mount Hood, Oregon’s own Katrina McAlexander joins us today to passionately convey the true value and impact a committed family farm is capable of having......
Where does one begin to crack the mystery of producing the most enriching, potent, and fertile compost around?  Vermont’s own Karl Hammer joins us today to shed some light on this multi-millennium-spanning mystery. Karl began experimenting with composting and field soil management on his Vershire, Vermont hill farm in the 1970s. Well over 40 years......
How do you get people excited to eat salad? This week’s podcast dives deep into how Quinn and Theus got to where they are today in a very saturated and competitive market. Farm Punk Salads is both a prosperous pesticide-free salad-specific farm as well as a value-added salad dressing company. Their aim is to make......
How would you juggle operating a philanthropic non-profit vegetable farm while running a flourishing health and wellness educational program for your local community? Specific questions require specific answers… which is exactly what our guest today, Audrey Tehan, brings to the table!  Audrey’s farm, Seed to Table, provides Sisters, Oregon with not only the freshest veggies......
What goes into creating and running a successful cattle ranch famous for its top notch quality and efficiency? No one can answer this question more comprehensively than Glenn Elzinga… and it just so happens he is our guest on this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast!  Challis Idaho’s very own Glenn Elzinga is the owner......
What are the secrets to an engaged farming team? Find out on this episode of the podcast with Brian Bates! Brian has previously been on the podcast and he also participated in our Thriving Farmers Summit in December. This is the interview I did with him during the summit, which I wanted to release as......
I talk to Robyn Calvey, owner/operator of Park Ridge Organics, a certified organic vegetable farm in eastern Wisconsin. The farm has been growing since 2003 and provides a customized share experience for 370 CSA members during the standard season (June-October) as well as an extended season (Nov-Dec). The farm also sells via wholesale and at......