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Berks County farmers riding a surging wave of organic farming
by Marylouise Sholly
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17 August 2018
On 17 August 2018 Reading Eagle reported:
Little did the Stoltzfus family know 20 years ago, when Dutch Meadows Farms became organic, that they would be riding the wave of the future. Berks County [Pennsylvania] s an organic hot spot that's growing, fueled by consumers seeking healthy food.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of environment, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
. . . 'It's true: You are what you eat, and that's true for animals as well as people,' said Nevin Mast of Bendy Brook Farm, Oley Township. 'That's just the way it is. Since we've changed (deleting chemicals from feed and soil), we've seen people get healed from eating better and that's a great asset to what we do. We try to help people live a healthy life.' . . .
Pennsylvania's main certifying organization, Pennsylvania Certified Organic, has seen a significant increase in certified operations in the past couple of years. Pennsylvania is No. 1 in farm direct-to-consumer sales.
Pennsylvania is among the top four states for certified organic operations, according to National Organic Program data. Almost 1,700 certifications have been issued in Pennsylvania since the start of the National Organics Program in 2002.
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