In the News Blog

Read Full Story UPPER DELAWARE – Slow Money Delaware River will hold its second meeting on Thursday, March 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Avenue, Narrowsburg. Following a potluck supper, there will be a panel discussion focusing on “Food Systems Development, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Planning” led by moderator Greg […]

 Read Full Story DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP — If you are in the market for a farm, there’s one for sale in Wayne County. This isn’t just any farm, but a certified organic farm that’s ready to go. In the dead of winter, there isn’t much farming going on at Willow Wisp Organic Farm north of Honesdale. […]

Read Full Story Only a brave woman would denounce a McDonald’s meal in a room full of children. But that’s what Tannis Kowalchuk will do on Sunday at the Living Room, where she and Brett Keyser will perform “The Little Farm Show.” Children don’t often consider where their food comes from, Ms. Kowalchuk said, “and […]

Read Full Story Posted by Our Country Home on May 12, 2011 · Leave a Comment  THREE AREA FARMS COMMIT TO SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC PRACTICES Text | Tina Spangler       One of the best parts of life in the Upper Delaware River valley is the opportunity to experience fresh, locally grown food. Over the […]

Read Full Story By Kai Olson-Sawyer | 05.11.2011 |         CAPTION Natural gas exploratory well from Maverick Video Productions.Natural gas exploratory well on the property next door to Greg Swartz’s Willow Wisp Organic Farm. Photo and video from Maverick Video Productions. Gallery photos courtesy of Greg Swartz.     Imagine that you […]

Read full story By Anya Tikka CALLICOON — Sullivan County could be the prime fresh food supplier for the Metropolitan New York City area according to the new study by the Open Space Institute. Working together with the Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Catskill Mountainkeeper, the Upper Delaware Preservation Coalition […]

  Read Full Story  Nature has us all trumped. It’s hard to disagree on this one. Today’s vegetable — the watermelon radish — is brought to you by the good folks over at Willow Wisp Organic Farm in Damascus, PA, right across the Delaware River border from NY. They are amazing and smart and grow […]

Read Full Story Published On August 3, 2010 | In Organic Issues | 3 Comments By Leah Zerbe, online editor for, a daily health and environmental news site. A leading fuel life-cycle analysis expert says turning to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas as a major national energy source would be “disastrous.” As certified organic […]

Ready Full Story A Natural Gas Rush in the Northeast Is Forcing Farmers to Choose Between Income and Land. BY ADAM FEDERMAN When Joyce Stone and her husband moved to Dimock, Pennsylvania 34 years ago, they found themselves in the middle of what would be the first of many environmental battles. It was not long after […]

Read Full Story JIM GARDINER – certified organic dairy farmer Jim and his family have been raising dairy cows and high-quality forages for many years. They’ve been farming organically since 1989 (before contemporary market demand). After battling several illnesses in their family, they gained a vast knowledge of natural medicine. As a result, their approach […]

Read Full Story Willow Wisp readies for winter By SANDY LONG ABRAHAMSVILLE, PA — As the brilliant colors of fall drain from the trees, farm landscapes follow suit. Once the pumpkins are picked and the last papery corn stalks rustle in the faded fields, it is easy to imagine activity abating on the farms of […]