- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 22, 2000

Books

• "The Good Health Garden: Growing and Using Healing Foods," by Anne McIntyre, Reader's Digest, 1998. This book offers advice on growing organic foods and using them for healing purposes.

• "The Organic Gourmet: Feast of Fields," by Tracy Kett, Robert Rose Inc., 1998. This book has basic organic information and recipes.

• "The Organic Gourmet: Recipes and Resources From a Seasonal Kitchen," by Barbara Kahn, Frog Ltd., 1995. This book offers tips on how to preserve what is in season for organic eating all year round.

• "The Organic Kitchen," by Jesse Ziff Cool, Rodale, 2000. This book has 160 recipes to make the best use of organic produce.

Associations

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture, PO Box 96456, Washington, D.C. 20090. Phone: 202/205-7806. Web site: www.ams.usda.gov/nop. The department's Agriculture Marketing Service has information about the National Organic Program, including specifics on the proposed standards.

On line

• The Organic Alliance, an organization that promotes the benefits of farming and eating organically, has a Web site (www.organic.org) with recipes, information for growers, fact sheets and lists of certified organic growers nationwide.

• The Organic Consumers Association, a group representing the interests of organic grocery buyers, has a Web site (www.purefood.org) with information on the safety of organic foods as well as news stories and links to local growers.

• The Organic Trade Association is a professional group representing organic growers and processors. Its Web site (www.ota.org) features information on industry standards.

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