Culinary Delights, Organic Policy and Regulations, What is Organic

It’s Never Too Late to Start an Organic Food Business

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When I started working in the organic business, it was a small niche market. Thanks to living in Santa Cruz, California, an original organic hot spot, not many knew the farmers like I did.

Last year was unprecedented with far-reaching consequences for humans and our health, the environment, and the economy. Those concerns continue today—our lives remade by the global pandemic and unprecedented climate behavior.

Organic food sales and home delivery businesses are thriving as a result.

According to the Organic Trade Association’s Industry Survey, organic food sales surpassed $56 billion in 2020. It grew 12.8% percent—the highest rates recorded in organic in well over a decade.

The global online food delivery market is expected to grow from $115.07 billion in 2020 to $126.91 billion in 2021.

Since both organic food and delivery services are booming right now – it may just be a good time to activate your inner entrepreneur and start an organic food delivery service.  

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Culinary Delights, What is Organic

Poultry in Motion? Five Reasons Keeping Chickens Are a Good Idea

I once kept over 100 chickens. I was young and hen-tranced with the fancy breeds: Polish, Cochins, Plymouth Rocks, and Silkies. The poor little chicks would arrive in the mail, surviving transport only from their yolk sack. Once they had become full-feathered, I would show them at fairs and come away with a ribbon. They were pets; they gave me food and much more…

If you are always looking for ways to make a good contribution to the world, you might never have thought that keeping pet chickens would be a way to do it.

Chickens are dinosaurs, dating back to prehistoric times, and managed to survive the great meteor extinction, long enough for us to domesticate them. We keep the chickens safe, we feed them a balanced diet, and some of us even take them to the fair!

Why is keeping chickens so great? Here are five reasons to keep chickens if you want to foster a sustainable future for you and the planet.

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What is Organic

Regenerative Life- A Secret to Success

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I hold an innate belief that humans are good at heart. Inherently creative and innovative if given the chance and place to nurture their talents. If you have a business, you can harness this energy to help you (and everyone)  succeed. 

You can never guarantee your business’ success, but you can do things to improve your chances. Adopting a regenerative business model taps into a powerful life source, fostering and developing it to improve life for customers, workers, and the planet. 

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Environment, Organic Policy and Regulations, What is Organic

Who Am I to Tell You About Organic Farming?

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When I tell people I make my career in organic agriculture, they assume I am a farmer. They ask me what I grow with a curious tilt of the head. Since I am in my sixth decade, they cannot imagine me tilling, hoeing, or harvesting anything but sweet peas.The truth is I know next to nothing about farming except that it takes a multitude of diverse skills, a strong constitution, and an affinity for working alone with the soil. At heart, you must be a gambler, tending the earth with no financial guarantees. The crop is either good or bad, and the market strikes just right or not.   

I have spent many a dusty hour bumping along fields and orchards with organic farmers across the rural globe. So, I do possess a few insights.

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Environment, well-being, What is Organic

Five ways to Generate Hope in The Age of Climate Chaos

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The Climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) wasn’t a huge surprise. Stable weather patterns we’ve enjoyed for generations have now grown turbulent. Drought and heat, floods and fire are bound to become more frequent.

The report sites: “Since the pre-industrial period, the land surface air temperature has risen nearly twice as much as the global average temperature.” Our changing climate will increase in the frequency and intensity of these extreme events.

Is there any hope to be had?

 Yes! Rather than moping around glum or feeling doomed, I’ve decided there are things I can do to lower my footprint.   

Here are 5 simple things I’ve embraced to generate hope and cut my environmental impact. 

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