Life on a Hilltop Dairy Farm in Maine

by Caroline Carlson

Glendon and Jodie farm on Glendon’s grandparents’ dairy farm in south central Maine. The family shares a love for organic agriculture, respect for the natural environment, and gratitude for their herd of cows with their children, hoping their farm can be an example of the importance of small family farms.
DIY Pancake Mix and Buttermilk Substitute

by Mimi Council

Buttermilk pancakes are easy to make, and you can prep the dry ingredients and package pretty for a practical and personal DIY gift. And if you don’t have buttermilk, no worries, it only takes two ingredients to make a substitute for buttermilk.
Meaning Behind New Bioengineered Food Label

by Hannah Wente

For the past 25 years, genetically modified organism (GMO) and genetically engineered (GE) have been used to define certain types of food. Bioengineered (BE) labels are replacing the terms, but the GE and GMO can still be used on logos, creating label confusion.
A Family’s Deep Love of Farming

by Jen Oium

The Rooney family of Vermont is among the newest Organic Valley farmer-members. On any day you can find the family join together to run the dairy farm, and when maple syrup season begins you can find them tapping trees and collecting sap!
Organic Chickens Need Room to Roam!

by Tom Chapman, Organic Trade Association CEO

A proposed rule creates clear standards for organic poultry including indoor and outdoor space requirements, and other practices to support animal welfare. Click the link in this article to let the USDA know organic chickens need room to roam!