In May, Anthony Rodale, Chairman of The Rodale Institute®, announced the single-most ambitious agricultural initiative of this century: Rodale called for 100,000 farmers, about 5% of America’s remaining 2 million farmers, to transition to Certified Organic by 2013.
On June 20, 2003, in celebration of this bold initiative, www.NewFarm.org of The Rodale Institute® invites you to attend a Field Day at Bob and Leda Muth’s Family Farm, in south New Jersey. There will be a tour of their transitioning organic farm, experts will talk about a variety of organic issues they’re facing today, and lunch will be provided to anyone who wishes to attend. The Muth’s began to transition their farm to organic in the late 1990’s. By 2002, they had three acres organic and today have nine of their twenty-seven acres certified organic.
Transitioning to Organic: Commercial-scale Vegetable Production in South Jersey
Date: Friday, June 20, 2003
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: The Muth Family Farm, 1639 Pitman-Downer Rd., Williamstown, NJ
Cost: Free. Lunch will be served.
Who: Open to the public. Media welcome to attend.
To attend: Contact the NOFA-NJ office by June 16th; email@example.com, or call 609-737-6848.
Description: This field day will bring South Jersey farmers together to learn about transitioning their farms to organic.
Sponsors: Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ), The Rodale Institute®, The Northeast Organic Network (NEON), & Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County
Directions to Muth Family Farm:
NJ Turnpike to Swedesboro Exit 2.
If you are planning to use Route 55, get off at exit 50A and take Rt. 322 East and follow directions above.
If you are coming from Pennsylvania, take the Commodore Barry Bridge into New Jersey; once you exit the bridge the road is Rt. 322 East, then follow directions above.