How can I tell which farmers are organic at tailgate markets? I want to support local but I am also concerned about chemical sprays on my food.
I am considering a career in farming. How can I find farm work on a WNC organic farm? In looking for a farm, geography and climate are important, particularly with organic growing. In WNC we have pests and disease that are rare on the coast, for example.
Lettuce is one of the top three vegetables that Americans consume (potatoes and tomatoes are the other two) and summer is salad season when no one wants to turn on the stove. Summer is also the most challenging time for lettuce production on our farm. This year has been particularly challenging with high temperatures and erratic rainfall.