A quick update on the Real Organic Project

March 7, 2018

Since my last letter to you on February 16, a lot has happened! Here’s a quick update on where we are now, what’s coming up in March, and something you can do now that will help our friends at the Cornucopia Institute. —Dave p.s. if you’re new to these letters: I’m Dave Chapman, organic farmer at Long Wind Farm in Vermont. I write occasional updates on important things I think you’d like to know about… Read more

Dave Chapman

The Real Organic Project is born

February 16, 2018

Dear Friends of Organic, I just wanted to let you know that the Real Organic Project has been born. I’d like to review the past and take a look at the future of certified organic farming. If you care about organic, please forward this letter to your friends. The Past It has not been a good year for the National Organic Program. Since the November NOSB (National Organic Standards Board) meeting in Jacksonville failed to… Read more

Dave Chapman

The Night They Drove Organic Down

January 30, 2018

And all the bells were ringing. The Organic Movement: Try. Fail. Fail again. Fail better. A call to action from an organic moderate.     Jacksonville Looking back on the USDA meeting in Jacksonville, I am left with anger, grief, and a sense of urgency that we keep moving forward. The meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) was a historical turning point for the National Organic Program (NOP). It was a watershed moment.… Read more

Dave Chapman