Real Organic Project is a farmer-led movement created to distinguish soil-grown and pasture-raised products under USDA Organic. In response to the lack of enforcement of some vital USDA Organic standards to protect soil health and animal welfare, organic farmers rallied together to protect the integrity of the organic label.

Under a stricter set of guidelines, farmers who want to live up to the commitment of being truly organic can apply for certification from Real Organic Project. MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR has teamed up with the project to share the stories from some of their member farmers. Their work is tireless and inspirational. We hope you enjoy getting to know them!

Learn more about Real Organic Project.