Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
On August 28th, Colle, the organic farmers market community, commends an article published on MASSlive.com about the Northeast Organic Farming Association conference that was held at the University of Massachusetts.
According to the article, the University of Massachusetts welcomed U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and consumer advocate Jeffery Smith to the 38th annual Northeast Organic Farming Association conference. The conference was held at the University from Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th. The article stated that Pingree, who recently introduced the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act bill to Congress, discussed the bill on Friday evening. In addition, Smith spoke about “the health dangers of genetically modified organisms and healthier food choices” on Saturday evening.
The article quotes Mindy Harris, spokesperson for the conference, who stated, “People are definitely interested in growing local foods [and] living a sustainable life.” Colle, the first online farmers market community, is delighted with the growing popularity of the organic industry and the dedication of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
According to Colle, there is an unfortunate disconnect between organic vendors and consumers and commends the support the Northeast Organic Farming Association provides for natural vendors and organic farmers. Colle is the first online farmers market community that connects consumers with natural vendors and organic farmers, giving people the opportunity to obtain the freshest natural and organic products.
According to the article, the Northeast Organic Farming Association has approximately 1,200 members, most members being organic gardeners and consumers. Harris states that “There is so much interest in the eastern part of the state the association hired someone specifically to devise workshops to address that need.” Colle praises the success of the conference and the dedication of the Northeast Organic Farming Association in its effort to create awareness for the organic farming community.
Colle, the first E-Commerce enabled Farmers Market Community, provides an online directory of organic and local farmers, offering a variety of natural and organic products. Despite budget or location, this virtual farmers market allows consumers to decrease the negative impact on the global environment and permits them to be a part of the organic movement.