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The Veggie Project

How do kids like their vegetables?  Lady Moon Farms wanted to know. You might be surprised by what we found. Lady Moon Farms was interested in finding out more about kids and vegetables.  We sent Karen Kain to get some answers. This is a four part series working with a seventh grade horticulture class. I…

Students Complete Survey About Vegetables

Twenty Eight Students Complete A Survey About What They Eat And Why Lady Moon Farms wanted to know what vegetables middle school students were eating. We surveyed twenty eight students asking about the vegetables they were eating, what they preferred, and whether they wanted to learn more about nutrition. We asked the following 10 questions.

Lady Moon Farms Gets Students Juicing Vegetables

Lady Moon Farms returns to middle school and gets the students juicing. The class was familiar with juicing fruits and had tried canned vegetable juice before. Most had never heard of juicing kale or chard and had no idea what the dandelion greens were.

Middle Schoolers Learn To Grow & Maintain Gardens

On my first visit to the middle school horticulture class I learned that every student was responsible for maintaining a virtual plant. Each day they logged onto a computer which provided them the condition of the plant,  statistics and all the tools to maintain it. I brought in carrots, kale & radish seeds so that…

Middle Schoolers Make Kale Smoothies

Lady Moon Returns to Middle School To Make Kale Smoothies. On our final trip to visit the middle school campus we brought ingredients to make kale smoothies. The students had been great sports trying everything that we shared with them and were pleasantly surprised that they enjoyed the smoothies. Many of the students were not interested in…

Lady Moon Farms Recognized as PASA Permanent Business Partner

Lady Moon Farms Recognized as PASA Permanent Business Partner The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) recently recognized its newest Permanent Business Partner, Lady Moon Farms.  Lady Moon Farms spans 1,500 acres and it is the largest grower of organic produce on the East coast.

Lady Moon Farms Featured in Book “Tomatoland”

Lady Moon Farms Featured in Book “Tomatoland” Barry Estabrook author of Tomatoland started his tomato fascination after watching a shiny round tomato roll off his kitchen cabinet smashing onto the floor, remaining in a perfect round shape. He started with what he thought were simple questions he wanted answered, “Why can’t modern agribusinesses deliver decent…

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The 411 on Cover Crops

The 411 on Cover Crops At the end of each growing season, after everything is harvested, we use a disk plow (see photo) to break up and incorporate what remains of the plants into the soil. A sort of multi-purpose cover crop is then sown into the soil. This cover crop is used to control…

Posted on August 22, 2012 to

Lady Moon Farms Receives Innovation Award for Fair Practices

Lady Moon Farms Receives Innovation Award for Fair Practices Lady Moon Farms, the largest grower of organic produce on the east coast with farms in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida, has received an Innovation Award from Whole Foods Market. The natural and organic grocery chain’s first ever Supplier Awards, presented May 22 in Austin, Texas, recognizes…

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