Hello Jon, You are right on as was the Time Article. In the final analysis, people trust the face and the person that they can see and touch...their local farmer. We have seen this to be the case in all of our direct marketing and have cultivated it in all of our advertising and marketing
The quick answer is that yes they do use pesticidesjust different ones. This, of course is obvious to the readers of this listserv, not so to your average consumer that believe organic=no spray. More needs to be done to reveal the realities of modern, corporatized, organic agriculture. In the
People often do trust things they are familiar with. Unfortunately, they do this without much analysis of whether this is wise. That people trust locally grown and marketed produce says nothing whatsoever about the nutritional, economic or ecological bona fides of such product. That can
Several months ago I was asked to discuss organic options for apple disease control at one of our NY State fruit grower meetings. I had some hesitations about making the presentation despite the fact that organic disease control for apples is relatively easy to summarize. For apples, we
Fellow Growers, I think that Steve's conclusion about the gullibility of consumers is a little misdirected. I have found that what consumers (people) really value and desire in America is personal relationships. Certification may well serve and be necessary for the 900 mile local model as well
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I would agree with Kurt. It is all about Trust. The public has been told many, many times that Certified Organic equates to Not Been Sprayed When was the last time anyone from the organic movement stood up and said, NO, that is not what Certified Organic means. Where is the credibility?