Elizabeth Henderson

Elizabeth Henderson farmed at Peacework Farm in Wayne County, New York, for over 30 years. She is a member of the Board the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY), and represents the NOFA Interstate Council on the Board of the Agricultural Justice Project. She is the lead author of Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen’s Guide to Community Supported Agriculture (Chelsea Green, 2007), with a Spanish language e-book edition in 2017.

Articles by this author

Carbon farming on an orhanic farm. (Photo: Elizabeth Henderson) Views
Thursday, July 04, 2019
Unfair Food Pricing Is Killing Family Farms and Regenerative Farming
In February, a dairy farmer friend sent me a note confiding that a few farmers she knows are living on cereal until their milk checks arrive. Yet, the recently released census of agriculture shows that the number of young farmers is growing even as the average age of farmers also increases , and...
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Organic farming has brought environmental benefits—healthier soils, freedom from toxic pesticides and herbicides—to 6.5 million acres in the U.S. (Photo: Jeff K/Flickr) Views
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Organic Farms Are Under Attack From Agribusiness, Weakened Standards
The certified organic label has helped save many generational farms and enabled people like me, who do not come from agricultural backgrounds, to become successful farmers. Organic farming has brought environmental benefits —healthier soils, freedom from toxic pesticides and herbicides— to 6.5...
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In a win-win-win combination, building the health of soil improves farm viability, increasing farm resiliency to extreme weather events, and improving food quality and surrounding water quality. (Photo: Public domain) Views
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Why Sustainable Agriculture Should Support a Green New Deal
“For Sale” signs have replaced “Dairy of Distinction” on the last two dairy farms on the road I drive to town. The farm crisis of the 1980’s that never really went away has resurfaced with a vengeance. In 2013, aggregate farm earnings were half of what they were in 2012. Farm income has continued...
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