Organic Chatter

Prices Rise for Organic Milk due to Shortage

By: Organic Assistant Staff, April 8, 2015
It is the age old market trend of increased prices when an item is high in demand and short on supply. Organic milk is up 10% last year and close to 30% since 2006. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that consumers purchased 2.5 billion pounds of organic milk in 2014. And stores’ dairy… MORE

Retailers Meeting the Certified Organic Demands

By: Organic Assistant Staff, March 31, 2015
Not only are retailers stocking organic brands for their customers but they are presenting them with their own private label products. Private label is when a retailer or supplier get’s its goods from a certified organic manufacturer and/or producer and puts their own label on the packaged consumable… MORE

Celebrity Owned Certified Organic Farming

By: Organic Assistant Staff, March 31, 2015
OK, so the following celebrities might not be running the tractors and picking the grapes themselves but they do own the land and products produced from these certified organic farms and vineyards. The BOSS, Bruce Springfield, owns land with a certified organic farm in New Jersey. Sam Neill, who you… MORE

University of Georgia

By: Organic Assistant Staff, March 16, 2015
The University of Georgia offers a Certificate in Organic Agriculture that can be pursued in conjunction with either an undergraduate or graduate degree in any discipline, or may be pursued as a stand-alone certificate. Further information is available at organic.uga.edu or by contacting Dr. David Knauft… MORE

How to Install a Rain Barrel

By: Organic Assistant Staff, March 6, 2015
Organic Gardening  has published step by step instructions for installing a rain barrel. With spring around the corner and the anticipation of growing your own veggies and herbs in an organic garden it is a nice option to have mother nature help in the watering. Their instructions are a simple… MORE
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