Fresh From the Field
The final report of analysis from the RFC 2018 Survey is now available! Over the course of 5 months last year, we analyzed samples from data partners in 7 states from 50 unique stores and 68 farms/gardeners. To begin, two types of produce were collected, carrots (648 total samples) and spinach (181 total samples), as we began the process of understanding what nutrient variation exists in our food supply, and how we need to calibrate the bionutrient meter so that we can identify that variation. It’s long, but worth a read! We've also uploaded a video walk-through for those who prefer that medium, available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/realfoodcampaign. For an inside look at our process, be sure to check out the other lab and bionutrient metere updates Greg has posted: https://lab.realfoodcampaign.org/author/gba/
Dan Kittredge will be offering his signature two-day workshop, Principles of Biological Systems, on May 11 & 12 in Athens, OH (or nearby, exact location details TBA). This weekend workshop is geared toward growers and gardeners alike, provides an in-depth look at the principles and practices of biological farming, focusing on strategies to increase the health of your soil and crops for greater yields, healthier produce and better marketability. Hope to see you there! Learn more
If you were unable to attend this year, we want to give you a chance to experience the vibrant energy and insights felt by all who were there. And for those of you that were in attendance, here’s a chance to dive deeper into your notes and revisit all of those key points that tickled your brain! Please, share, comment and like if you can - and check back regularly for more SNC2018 videos! Visit the Conference Archives
That’s right, we’ve built a working model of our handheld spectrometer and are currently producing the first batch of 300 Bionutrient Meters Development Kits for early adopters, available as a benefit to BFA members only. Find out more! We expect to have the first 50 or so ready to distribute at the upcoming Soil & Nutrition Conference. Don't miss out!