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Present South Shore Organics March 17, 2016
Chemical free, organic options
Stone ground to preserve nutrition – slow turning keeps the process cool which improves natural performance
Liquid Castille soap Certified organic
Natural ingredients (read label)
Bees wax, jojoba oil,and tree resin Organic cotton
Bees wax has anti microbialandantibacterialproperties (it keeps honey fresh after all)
Worker owned – worker cooperative with alternative for profit model,transparency Fairly traded goods
Food truck, shipping container, and restaurants Use of local ingredients
Fresh Meadows cranberries, Cooks Farms fruit, Bobo’s Mountain Sugar maple Marinating, dipping, grilling, seasoning for meats and vegetables
Chemical free Retirement project
Chili peppers are their specialty Farm grown, dried, and ground Rehoboth, MA
Started with funding to create a food hub through a purchasing and delivery platform At risk youth in juvenile justice systems team up with farmers
Handcrafts small batch barrel-aged hard ciders and cider-based pantry products Use local apples out of Mt Warner in Massachusetts
Slow Tractor Farm
Grain farm, heirloom varietals of barley Malted beers – truly local!
Todd Breittenstein, if you meet him, you will absorb his passion Sustainable gardening and supplies
Sustainable gardening and supplies
Organic farm in Sunderland, MA
25 acres of organic farm, started on just 1acre in Hadley Rich river bottom soil
Books in the Old Colony Library Network
Francis, Amy. Organic Food, 2015.
Cotter,Tradd. Organic mushroom farming and mycoremediation: simple to advanced & experimental techniques for indoor and outdoor cultivation, 2014.
Fossel, Peter V. Organic farming: how to raise, certify, and market organic crops and livestock, 2014.
Laufer, Peter. Organic: a journalist’s quest to discover the truth behind food labeling, 2014.
Nolan, Jeanne. From the ground up: a food- growers’ education in life, love and the movement
that is changing the nation, 2013.
Barney, Danny L. Storey’s Guide to growing organic orchard fruits for market: market home
production site and crop selection planting, care and harvesting business basics, 2013.
www.southshoreorganics.com Local and organic: farm fresh to you.
http://www.organicconsumers.org/organlink.cfm Organic Consumers Assn. All about organics: OCA Resource Center.
http://www.nofamass.org/index.php Northeast Organic Farming Assn.
http://ofrf.org/ Organic Farming Research Foundation.
http://www.mass.gov/agr/massgrown/organic_farms.htm Listing of organic farms in Massachusetts.
http://www.fourseasonfarm.com/ Model of small-scale sustainable agriculture.
In The News
Grossman, Elizabeth. “New Science confirms: if you eat organic you’ll be exposed to fewer pesticides.” Civileats.com February 5, 2015.
Cernansky, Rachel. “Organic food starts to prove its worth.” Science News for Students, August 21, 2015.
Albright, Mary Beth. “Organic foods are tastier and healthier study finds.” The Plate: National Geographic, July 4, 2014.