As we enter the prime season for fresh produce, I thought this might be a good topic to address. I suspect most in the public would assume that Amish-grown food (and dairy) is organic, although that’s not really the case.

While there are certainly organic farmers among the Amish, and organic farming has grown in popularity over the past years and decades, the “default” or “traditional” way of agriculture for most Amish is conventional farming, i.e., with chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

In this video I explain three reasons why more Amish aren’t farming organically, as well as look at how some Amish organic farmers succeed. Runtime: 3:45.


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