Organic Futures

Author: Connor J. Fitzmaurice
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300199457
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An exploration of the lived experience of small-scale organic farmers in New England that unpacks how they balance their ideals with economic realities In recent years, the popularity of organically grown produce has exploded. In 2014, organic fruits and vegetables accounted for 12% of all produce sales in the United States, with $39 billion in consumer sales reported for 2015. As a federally recognized niche market within the agricultural mainstream, organic farming is increasingly on display in American grocery stores. Yet the organic food most Americans consume today is produced by an industrial food system at odds with the practices and ideals of small-scale farmers. Taking an ethnographic approach, the fieldwork by Connor Fitzmaurice and Brian Gareau at a small New England organic farm sheds light on how farmers navigate the difficult terrain between practices of sustainability and the economic realities of contemporary agriculture. Drawing on extensive research, Fitzmaurice and Gareau examine the historical context, complexities, and viability of nonconventional organic farming practices: practices that seek to balance ecology and community with the business of agriculture.
Organic Futures
Language: en
Pages: 301
Authors: Connor J. Fitzmaurice, Brian J. Gareau
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

An exploration of the lived experience of small-scale organic farmers in New England that unpacks how they balance their ideals with economic realities In recent years, the popularity of organically grown produce has exploded. In 2014, organic fruits and vegetables accounted for 12% of all produce sales in the United
Organic Futures
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Adrian Myers
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

Presenting an overwhelming argument for replacing modern farming methods with organic techniques, this book explores the history, politics, and practicalities of organic farming. Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques of agriculture and horticulture based on chemical fertilizers, which inevitably bring about the deterioration of soil life, cannot provide a
Organic Futures
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Connor J. Fitzmaurice, Brian Gareau
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-25 - Publisher: Yale University Press

An exploration of the lived experience of small-scale organic farmers in New England that unpacks how they balance their ideals with economic realities In recent years, the popularity of organically grown produce has exploded. In 2014, organic fruits and vegetables accounted for 12% of all produce sales in the United
Going Organic
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Connor J. Fitzmaurice, Brian Gareau
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-01 - Publisher: CABI

Sets out to examine what really is going on in the organic sector socially and politically. In the process it debunks a number of apparently common-sense beliefs: that organic consumers are wealthy environmental and health extremists; that media is antagonistic and that the industry is driven by consumer demand. Australian
Organic Futures
Language: en
Pages: 34
Authors: Scotland. Scottish Government, Scottish Organic Forum
Categories: Natural foods
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher:

This Action Plan was prepared by the Scottish Government in partnership with the Scottish Organic Forum. The Action Plan sets out what organic food and drink is and provides an overview of the sector and its future.