we believe in:

Soil fertility

pastured animals

biological diversity

continuous improvement

building

community

The REAL ORGANIC PROJECT is a grassroots, farmer-led movement created to distinguish soil-grown and pasture-raised products under USDA organic. Today, the lobbying efforts of Big Ag have ultimately won, allowing the input-dependent confined animal operations and hydroponic industries to bend the rules for their own benefit. Family farmers meeting the letter and spirit of organic law are suffering while consumers are once again in need of transparency in the market place.

OUR MISSION is to grow people’s understanding of foundational organic values and practices; crops grown in soil and livestock raised on pasture are fundamental to organic farming.

OUR FIRST GOAL is to create an add-on label to USDA certified organic to provide more transparency on organic farming practices.