The certified organic label is easily the most important label in the U.S. food regulation system. In this conversation with long time Vermont organic farmer David Miskell, we will learn why independent organic farmers are working on creating a new label for consumers to differeniate large-scale ag production from smaller soil-based systems. With the inclusion of hydroponic and large, animal confinement factory farms, as a certifiably organic, the definition has drifted far from its original intent of soil-based agriculture and animal welfare.
Come hear about the Real Organic Project and learn from one of Vermont's activist growers trying to keep his operation going in the midst of this challenging marketplace. With organics a bazillion dollar business things were bound to change, hear what it means for you as a grower, producer or consumer.
Lite fare and cash bar at our happy hour meet-up!
Tickets are $15 All payments are a donation to ACORN’s mission to network the network, educate producers and expand local food. Tickets are non-refundable.
Wednesday, Mar. 219:00 pm - 10:30 pm