More About: 'Biodynamic-agriculture'

A Trip to the Biodynamic Gardens Where Weleda Makes Their Hand-Harvested Skincare Products

When you think of Weleda, you likely think of Skin Food. The thick, nourishing cream comes in a recognizable green tube, and it’s garnered a bit of a cult following for its ability to nourish even the most sensitive skin, often appearing on “holy grail” skincare lists and even becoming a staple in many professional ...

What is Biodiversity? 

Some say that variety is the spice of life, but to environmental scientists, variety is the foundation of life.  Biodiversity is a concept that refers to the wide, expansive variety of species that coexist within a specific area on Earth. Without biodiversity, we wouldn’t have drinkable water, food sources, clean air, or a whole bunch ...

Key Definitions for Earth Day

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22! To celebrate all week long, we’ll be introducing you to brands that are dedicated to thoughtful farming practices. But before we delve into their stories, here are a few key definitions.

Understanding Regenerative Farming Compared to Biodynamic & Organic

Certified organic. Regenerative farming [1]. Biodynamic certification [2]. If you’ve been on the pulse of the food movement in recent years, you’ve likely heard about each of these practices and maybe even made an effort to shop for them when you can. But what’s the difference between regenerative farming versus Biodynamic, or Biodynamic versus organic? ...

Envisioning a Biodynamic Future With Crofter’s

When the USDA Organic seal was introduced in 2000, it quickly gave consumers a clear way to differentiate pesticide-free fruits and veggies with their sprayed counterparts. Now, the sheer variety of food standards, certifications, and labels can cause even the most educated consumer to do a double take when they’re strolling grocery store aisles.

How Our Meat and Seafood Producers Make the Grade

It’s no exaggeration to say our Product Innovation Lead Mike Hacaga criss-crosses the globe to find the best meat and seafood for our exceptional program. One month might find him down south meeting our pig farmers in Georgia, and the next month he’s jetting to the prairies of Chile to visit our beef supplier. But ...

Celebrating 1 Year of Thrive Market Meat & Seafood

It’s already been a year since our Meat & Seafood program launched, and even though we’re offering more cuts (34 options, as opposed to 23) and more box bundles (29, up from 11), one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to offering the most sustainable and ethical meat and seafood choices possible.

Biodynamic Agriculture: How Farms Qualify for Certification

If you wait long enough, trends always seem to come back around. Take biodynamic farming—it used to be all the rage until industrialization took hold after World War II, and while this method never completely disappeared, it’s been enjoying a resurgence in recent years as consumers become more interested in learning how their food is ...

What’s Clean Wine? Plus the Wine Industry Dirt You Should Know

Over the last six months, we’ve been hard at work developing a clean wine collection for our members—and during that process, we were shocked at how difficult it was to find wines that met the same quality standards we’ve set for our food and household products. For us, this means wine in its most honest ...

If Sustainable Farming and Fruity Flavor Are Your Jam, You’ll Love These Spreads from Crofter’s Organic

Crofter’s Organic Biodynamic Fruit Spreads aren’t your ordinary toast-toppers. The apricots, blueberries, and strawberries used in this new line come from biodynamic farms, which work with the earth’s natural rhythms to sustainably produce crops in a way that respects the lives of everyone living and working on the farm—from the plants to the livestock to ...

Back to the Roots Brings the Benefits of Biodynamic Farming to Your Cereal Bowl

You may have noticed a new biodynamic label popping up on produce and packaged food. The distinction refers to a special farming method that actually isn’t new at all—it’s based on the principles of Dr. Rudolf Steiner and has been practiced and further developed by farmers and researchers since the 1920s. As consumers become more ...

What Does Biodynamic Mean, Anyway?

I see “biodynamic” on a lot of food labels these days. What does that even mean? Biodynamic farming takes a holistic approach to agriculture. This type of farming focuses on is best described as a give and take. Instead of just constantly taking from the land, biodynamic operations also give back, allowing nature to thrive. The Biodynamic Association describes ...

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