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The best organic resources for your region

Welcome the Mid-Atlantic Organic Resource Guide, a collection of the best farmer- and processor-tested resources in the region. Check below for quick access to the top events, people, education and information resources in your region--or browse by topic (crop management, marketing, postharvest handling, processing ...). And be sure to check out the success stories. Finally, if you want target in on something closer to home, just click on your state in the map at the right for resources particular to your state.

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Mid-Atlantic Resources
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Delaware Organic Program Contactota
The National Association of State Organic Programs (NASOP) offers a list of contacts of state organic officials across the U.S. Delaware's organic...
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New Farm's List of Farm Supplies & Productsota
New Farm's website offers a searchable database, Farmer to Farmer, that farmers can use to locate feed sources, farm supplies, and bulk seeds, and...
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New Farm's Online FarmSelect Course for Transitioning to Organic Production and Updating Organic Management Practicesota
The New Farm's online training programs will guide you step by step through a process of evaluating and changing your farm practices, whether...
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New Jersey Organic Program Contactota
The National Association of State Organic Programs (NASOP) offers a list of contacts of state organic officials across the U.S. New Jersey's...
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Rodale Instituteota
This nonprofit, located in eastern Pennsylvania, has conducted the longest running field trials in the country comparing organic and conventional...
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The New Farm Web Siteota
NewFarm.Org is one of the most useful organic and sustainable farming web sites in the country. It features research, hundreds of farm profiles, a...
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New Tools for Organic No-Till: Introducing a Cover Crop Roller Without all the Drawbacks of a Stalk Chopperota
Here's the story of how good neighbors designed and constructed a front-mounted cover-crop roller that allows you to knock down a weed-suppressing...
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Maryland Organic Program Contact
The National Association of State Organic Programs (NASOP) offers a list of contacts of state organic officials across the U.S. Maryland's organic...
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Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is a nonprofit organization working to improve the economic and social prosperity of...
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Pennsylvania Organic Program Contact
The National Association of Organic Programs (NASOP) offers a list of contacts of state organic officials across the U.S. Pennsylvania's organic...
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Small Farm Success Project for the Mid-Atlantic Region
This is a remarkable set of original resources developed by a coalition of land grant universities, USDA, and nonprofit organizations in the...
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The Landowner's Survival Guide: Resources for Agricultural Landowners in MD, VA, and WV.
This 60-page resource is packed with user-friendly information on increasing farm income, how to start and succeed in farming, as well as offering...
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Virginia Organic Program Contact
The National Association of State Organic Programs (NASOP) offers a list of contacts of state organic officials across the U.S. Virginia's organic...
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Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide
An alphabetical directory of common weeds and weed seedlings found throughout Virginia and the Southeastern U.S, including pictures and descriptions.
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West Virginia Organic Program Contact
The National Association of State Organic Programs (NASOP) offers a list of contacts of state organic officials across the U.S. West Virginia's...
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Agroecology Major at Penn State University
Penn State's Agroecology major is designed to provide you with the breadth of experience and training you need to become a leader in the...
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Blue Ridge Women In Agriculture
BRWIA is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and their families with opportunities, resources, education, and skills...
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Characteristics of Sustainable Farmers: Success in the Mid-Atlantic
This publication, in PDF, covers 18 essential characteristics of sustainable farms, and offers six farm profiles. It was developed by the Small...
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Community Supported Agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Results of a Shareholder Survey and Farmer Interviews
This survey of farmers gathered information on reasons for starting a CSA farm, farm income and labor issues, shareholder retention and...
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Delaware Organic Food and Farming Association (DOFFA)
DOFFA is dedicated to providing education and awareness of sustainable agriculture production to growers, consumers and retailers. This includes...
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Future Harvest: A Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Future Harvest-CASA is a network of farmers, agricultural professionals, landowners and consumers living and working in the Chesapeake region....
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Maryland Organic Food & Farming Association (MOFFA)
MOFFA is a regional network of people, farms and suppliers of sustainable, organic & certified organic products and food. It sponsors an annual...
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Mid-Atlantic Composting Directory
This directory provides a listing of: * Compost producers and suppliers * Composting Service and Equipment Providers *Compost Information and...
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Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ)
NOFA-NJ's members include farmers, consumers, retailers, processors, educators and researchers. The organization serves the NJ/PA region as a...
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Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange is an excellent source for heirloom seeds and other open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds with an emphasis on...
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Vegetable Factsheets: Organic Vegetable Production in Virginia
The Virginia Association for Biological Farming provides these excellent factsheets on growing tomatoes, onions, lettuce and asparagus organically.
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Virginia Association for Biological Farming
The Association is Virginia's premier, non-profit, educational organization, dedicated to the vision of a sustainable food and fiber system that...
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Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association
The purpose of the organization is to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade that fosters availability of locally grown...
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Virginia Organic Producers and Consumers Association (VOPCA)
VOCPA, a nonprofit, was founded to provide the Virginia organic farming community with business and marketing assistance. They also work to...
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Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Virginia SARE's web site provides information on its grant programs for farmers and educators, as well as links to published information and events.
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West Virginia University Organic Research Project
The West Virginia University Organic Research Farming project provides scientifically sound research and education to support organic growers and...
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