New Prague organic foods store has a twist, but will it catch on?

Farmhouse Market has all the staples of a natural foods store — except the cashier. If successful, the New Prague market’s business model could provide a way for small communities to sustain stores that stock fresh, local food without high staffing costs. Members can enter 24 hours a day via a key card and use an iPad-like tablet to check …

Warren Tech students in Lakewood tend an organic farm for Squeaky Bean

A roughly 3-acre plot of land on a hilltop behind Warren Tech High School has become the home of a student farm — a place that not only will grow food, but also, it is hoped, foster ideas about sustainable farming. Dubbed Bean Acres, the plot of land is run by employees of Denver-based restaurant Squeaky Bean along with school instructors and …

Organic farmers invite public to ‘Day on the Farm’ to see how their food is grown

Organic farmers Liz Clay and Wally Brown are inviting the public onto their farm in Noojee to see how food is grown and have a home-grown meal. How and where our food is grown is increasingly important to consumers, so understanding the origins of fresh produce is gaining momentum with on-farm visits. “We’re trying to, as a …

CSA Offers Fresh Food Straight from UK’s Organic Farm

Community Supported Agriculture, also known as a CSA, is a subscription-based program where consumers buy “shares” in a farm’s output. Members benefit from receiving fresh, local and affordable produce from growers they know and trust. Farmers benefit from having a reliable source of funds to help them operate in an economically sustainable …

Danforth organic farmer wins sustainable ag award

Wilken grow corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, pumpkins, black beans, alfalfa, popcorn and seed corn on the 2,370 acres, with 1,900 acres certified organic, plus 370 in second-year transition to organic and 100 in the first year. The Wilkens have added nearly 1,000 acres since 2008. In some years, the corn may be popcorn, seed corn or food-grade corn, …