Visiting Our Local, Organic Farmers - August 2019

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 16, 2019 7:05:00 AM

We know you value organic produce for the benefits it has both on your health and the environment. But as a busy Bostononian, you might not have time to visit the source -- the farms. At Boston Organics, we also value transparency in the supply chain and make sure that the food you eat comes from truly sustainable operations.

Every season we like to visit growers that are a part of our network. Not only does this help maintain our strong working relationships, but it also gives us an opportunity to ask questions and see how they continue to make positive changes on their farms.

Earlier this summer, we sent a few members of the Boston Organics Crew to western Massachusetts for a few of these visits. Here’s how our day went.

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Topics: Organic Compost, know your farmer, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, mi tierra, Organic Farmers, Winter moon farm, Fresh From the Farm, know your farm, Atlas Farm, summer produce, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, The Kitchen Garden, Farms, Grower & Producer

Boston Organics and Black Earth Compost: Food Scraps to Compost

Posted by Boston Organics on Aug 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We stay true to our values which is why sustainability is so important to us. We believe that a truly successful, enduring business must operate in a way that benefits all of its stakeholders.

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Topics: Jeff's Corner, Organic Compost, produce delivery, Organic Farmers, Community Events, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Boston Local Partnerships, Black Earth Compost, Extra produce, excess produce

Boston Organics and Food For Free: Partnering to reduce waste and hunger in the Boston area

Posted by Boston Organics on Jul 19, 2019 11:40:00 AM


Sasha Purpura, Executive Director of Food For Free, and Jeff Barry, Boston Organics founder and owner, in our warehouse in 2012 to explain what they do and where our produce donations go each week.


A large part of our mission at Boston Organics is to provide better access to fresh, healthy foods. We want to highlight a key local partnership that helps make this possible.

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Topics: Jeff's Corner, produce delivery, Organic Farmers, Community Events, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Boston Local Partnerships

Fair Trade: Improving Lives Around the World with Equal Exchange

Posted by Boston Organics on May 9, 2019 1:18:00 PM

 

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Topics: Fair Trade and Organic, Organic Farmers

Why Organic Costs More

Posted by Boston Organics on May 8, 2019 10:24:00 AM

You probably already know more than a dozen reasons why it’s worth paying a little bit more to eat organic food, but there are plenty of folks who say they don't understand why organic produce costs more than conventional produce.

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Topics: Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, About Organic

Mi Tierra: A Tale of Tortillas & Tenacity

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 23, 2019 4:08:00 PM

Mi Tierra’s organic corn tortillas may be made with only three ingredients, but there’s a lot more to them than just corn, water, and lime. Jorge Sosa’s tortillas are a symbol of the modern American dream, undeniable – and delectably edible – proof that a community of caring individuals and socially responsible businesses can persevere in the face of tragedy.

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Topics: Newsletter, mi tierra, Organic Farmers, Winter moon farm, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Non GMO, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog

Spring-Dug Parsnips - Candy of the Root Crop

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 4, 2019 4:15:00 PM

We're getting a special local crop from the fields of Winter Moon Farm - spring-dug organic parsnips! Unbelievably sweet and flavorful, these parsnips are a food-lover's best friend.

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Topics: Organic Farmers, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips

Catching up with Atlas Farm at the 2019 Local Food Trade Show

Posted by Boston Organics on Mar 26, 2019 4:30:00 PM

In early March, Jeff, Jill, and Caroline went to the SBN's 8th Annual Local Food Trade Show event held at Northeastern University. The Local Food Trade Show is designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.

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Topics: know your farmer, Newsletter, Organic Farmers, know your farm, organic produce, Non GMO, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, winter, Farms

Connect and Eat Local!

Posted by Boston Organics on Mar 25, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Check out these local Boston Food events! The Boston Organics team has compiled a list of local events hosted by organizations we support for you to connect with like-minded individuals. 

Boston Organics believes it is in everyone’s best interest to build a strong regional network of growers, distributors and retailers, and we think it's great that more and more people are getting on board with the local movement.

Building a healthy food system isn't a one-(wo)man job and requires constant communication between organizations. We put together this list of local events so you can collaborate, connect, and contribute to the local food system too! Check out these Spring events!

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Topics: Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Community Events, boston organics, Community, The Boston Organics Crew, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog, Food System, sustainability, Farms, FDA

Reflections on the Real Organic Project Symposium

Posted by Boston Organics on Mar 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

written by Jill Banach, Produce Purchasing

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, Organic Farmers, boston organics, Community, The Boston Organics Crew, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog, Food System, sustainability, Farms, FDA, Purchaser's Corner

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