Organic & Sustainable Farming Benefits
The image of a traditional rural lifestyle, with cows grazing out at pasture, chickens pecking in the barnyard, and a lush mix of produce thriving in the fields, finds its fulfillment in the organic farm. Livestock are raised in healthy, airy conditions, free of antibiotics and growth hormones.
Organic farmers focus on feeding the soil, not the plants. Healthy soil rich in organic matter and microorganisms makes for vigorous plants that resist pests and disease. Healthy, living soil is vital to organic farming. The natural end result of this is that farmers strive to maintain ecological balance through their farming practices. Continual addition of compost, tilled-under cover crops, animal manures, and other naturally sourced nutrients enrich the soil in much the same way as happens in nature. This rich soil, in turn, yields flavorful produce higher in antioxidants and other nutrients than many conventional crops.
Organically-grown fields are also better equipped than conventional ones to fight off pests and disease. With efficient, intelligent management, organic farming offers similar yields to conventional. While conventional farms may have higher yields in optimum growing conditions, vigorous organic crops can even outyield conventional ones in a difficult growing year. Organic production does have higher labor costs, but this is generally offset with higher prices at the grocery store.
Organic farmers bring their considerable creativity to bear in selling their crops, as well. Many small farms operate roadside produce stands; others use community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs to sell their products. The CSA model, where consumers subscribe to a weekly, biweekly, or monthly "share" of whatever a farm is producing, is becoming increasingly popular. Harvest festivals and pick-your-own crops are also customer favorites.
Organic & Sustainable Farms Directory
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
2800 Millinder Ln
New Bern, NC 28560
We are a 4 generation farm growing in season vegetables for market and for our farm stand. We have a yearly CSA offering hydroponic lettuce, bok choi & basil.
Categories: Grocers & Markets; Farms; Produce Farms; CSA Farms; Fruits & Vegetables; Farm Stands; Hydroponic Farms
Region: Craven County
10600 Highland Springs Ave
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
Categories: Lifestyle; Farms; Produce Farms; Restaurants & Cafés; Body Oils; Fruits & Vegetables; Events; Farmstays/ Bed & Breakfasts
Region: Riverside County
1049 13th Ave
Deer Park, WI 54007
13 Acres encourages conscious awareness for a healthy lifestyle as it focuses on local & sustainable agriculture with dedication to biodiversity.
Categories: Grocers & Markets; Products; Farms; Produce Farms; Farmers' Markets; CSA Farms; Food & Drink; Berries; Fruits & Vegetables; Produce
Region: Saint Croix County
158 E White Bear Dr
Summit Hill, PA 18250
Categories: Grocers & Markets; Products; Farms; Produce Farms; CSA Farms; Food & Drink; Baked Goods; Fruits & Vegetables; Caterers; Services
Region: Carbon County
Farmington, NM 87402
Producer of raw honey.
Categories: Farms; Honey Farms
Region: San Juan County
1515 Old Lystra Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
We offer our locally grown veggies and fruits to gourmet consumers or businesses from around the world that are grown without the use of pesticides. We'll be happy to walk you through the garden or take your order so give us a call! We ship same day anywhere on the East Coast.
Categories: Grocers & Markets; Farms; Produce Farms; Restaurants & Cafés; Fruits & Vegetables
Region: Orange County
PO Box 1218
Louisburg, KS 66053
4 D ACRES carries 100% pure, all-natural emu oil as well as meat, lotions for skin care, purple emu products, emu egg art, and more.
Categories: Products; Lifestyle; Farms; Cosmetics; Reading; Testimonials; Hair Care; Blogs; Eggs; Body Oils; Dried Meats; Emu; Beauty
Region: Miami County
11229 E Creed St
Wichita, KS 67210
Categories: Farms; Christmas Tree Farms
Region: Sedgwick County
Maxwell, IA 50161
We are a small vegetable, Boer goat, and chicken farm.
Categories: Farms; Produce Farms; Free Range Eggs; Pasture Raised Pork; Sauces; Fruits & Vegetables; Free Range Chicken; Gourds
Region: Story County
Tabernacle, NJ 08088
All natural, pasture raised and grass fed beef, veal, chicken, turkey, lamb and goat. Raised on a small family farm where special care is taken to ensure the health and happiness of each animal.
Categories: Farms; Wholesalers; Goat; Free Range Poultry; Grass-Fed Beef; Pasture Raised Lamb; Veal
Region: Burlington County
PO Box 15
303 NE Hwy 2
Leeton, MO 64761
Categories: Farms; Grass-Fed Beef
Region: Johnson County
Categories: Farms; Pet Foods; Pickles; Herbs
Region: South Carolina
307 Oak St
De Soto, IA 50069
Quality (not quantity) free range duck eggs.
Categories: Farms; Meat Farms; Eggs; Duck Eggs
Region: Dallas County
Categories: Online Shopping; Farms; Seed & Nut Farms
564 Graham Ranch Ln
Conrad, MT 59425
Our mission is to raise livestock in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner while teaching others.
Categories: Lifestyle; Farms; Reading; Blogs; Lamb; Wools; Grass-Fed Beef
Region: Pondera County
7180 S Meridan Rd
Hudson, MI 49247
Welcome to A Long Time Coming Farm, home of pasture raised poultry, Katahdin sheep, boars, and goats. We are also raising pigs for market. We pride ourselves in not using steroids, medicated feed, or hormones in the production of our meat and egg production.
Categories: Lifestyle; Farms; Produce Farms; Reading; Blogs; Free Range Eggs; Free Range Poultry; Grass-Fed Beef; Pasture Raised Lamb; Pasture Raised Pork; Pasture Raised Goats
Region: Lenawee County
499 Long Branch Fork
Turners Station, KY 40075
Categories: Lifestyle; Farms; Produce Farms; Reading; CSA Farms; Blogs; Eggs; Berries; Herbs
Region: Henry County
1615 Drift Rd
Westport, MA 02790
Categories: Farms; Christmas Tree Farms
Region: Bristol County
Hedgesville, WV 25427
Categories: Online Shopping; Farms; Lamb
Region: Berkeley County
PO Box 61
Licking, MO 65560
Categories: Farms; Herbs & Spices; Herbs
Region: Dent County