Colle Farmers Market Offers Support to the Northeast Organic Farming Association 2013 Conference

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Following an article by The Saratogian, which reports on the Northeast Organic Farming Association 2013 Conference, which will take place in late January, Colle Farmers Market offers their support.

On January 7, 2013, Colle Farmers Market responds to the upcoming winter conference which will be held by the Northeast Organic Farming Association. The conference is scheduled for January 25 through 27 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

According to an article published by The Saratogian, 1,300 people are expected to attend the annual conference. The conference will mainly focus on how farmers have successfully dealt with economic and environmental problems they have faced recently, reports the article.

“Keynote speakers are Shinji Hashimoto, leader of the Japanese ‘Teiki’ (community-supported agriculture) and an organic farmer since 1989; and 2013 Farmer of the Year Scott Chaskey of Long Island, who has long demonstrated resilience despite a changing agricultural landscape, development pressure and weather changes,” the article said.

The Saratogian reports that the conference will also include workshops focused on organic farming and screenings of four documentaries about farming. In addition, all conference events will offer organic meals.

Colle Farmers Market applauds the news of the upcoming Northeast Organic Farming Association 2013 Conference, stating that it is important for farmers to exchange ideas in order to make sure the industry continues to progress.

Colle also discusses the film Uncanny Terrain, which is a documentary that will be screened at the conference. The documentary focuses on the effect of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster on Japan’s surrounding organic farming community. Although production of the movie is not yet complete, a sneak preview will be screened at the conference. Colle Farmers Market adds that this is an important issue, not only for Japan’s farming industry but for the world’s agricultural industry as well. Although it is not discussed often in the media, the screening of Uncanny Terrain will hopefully raise awareness for Japanese farmers.

Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all consumers who live an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of creating more sustainable farming and consumerism.


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