Joan Cerio welcomes Maureen Knapp who will tell us what the certified organic label means and how it differs from other food labels, and how spending food dollars locally really makes a difference.
Maureen farms with her husband, Paul, at Cobblestone Valley Farm in Preble, NY, which transitioned to organic management in 2000. They are a diversified dairy, selling their milk under the Organic Valley brand through CROPP Cooperative. Certified organic chicken, turkey, beef and strawberries are direct marketed from the farm, along with farm-raised pork.
Their website is http://cobblestonevalley.com. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can call her at 607-591-9607.