SpringWood Organic Farm in the News

Lancaster Farming Friday, January 27, 2017

KINZERS, Pa. — It’s not easy to succeed with grass-based dairying. “It is a privilege that you earn,” said dairy farmer Dwight Stoltzfoos. “It ups the ante of knowing how to manage the pastures all the more. That’s the key.”

Stoltzfoos and his father,...

Farmbook Sunday, January 1, 2012

Roman Stoltzfoos emerges from the barn where his cows are milked and is faced with dozens of turkeys waddling aimlessly towards his driveway. A gate has been left open, and he calls to his eight-year-old daughter, playing nearby, to help herd the wayward birds back into their pen.

Stoltzfoos' youngest is hardly the only one of his 11...

COUNTRY FOLKS Of Pennsylvania Monday, February 28, 2000

Members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture held their 9th annual conference “Farming for the Future” at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in early February.

Timothy Bowser, Program Coordinator for PASA, announced the largest registration ever for the conference. He also announced that the 2...

Farmshine Friday, July 23, 1999

Spring Wood Farm was the site of the Natural Dairy Expo, a field tour that attracted over 250 people to hear about everything from the economics of rotational grazing and composting, to building soil health and organic crop production. The Expo, sponsored by Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) featured the dairy...

COUNTRY FOLKS of Pennsylvania Monday, October 19, 1998

Roman and Lucy Stoltzfoos farm a 95-cow, 200-acre dairy just outside Gap, PA. They have committed their farm management program to one that emphasizes doing farm projects in a way that is friendly to the environment. They want to operate their dairy the “Natural” way.

Recently they spent the day hosting an environmentally oriented field...

Intelligencer Journal Monday, June 9, 1997

Driving into the lane at Spring Wood Farm is like entering a storybook.

A pair of graceful swans circle a small pond. Rows of vegetables emerge from a newly planted garden. Children are busy with their chores, stopping to pick flowers or pedal a tricycle. And dozens of black and white dairy cows spend their days contentedly grazing in...

ACRES U.S.A Saturday, March 1, 1997

The most significant indicator of a successful eco-farmer lies not in the statistics usually reported in the farm press – number of acres, last year's yield, etc. – but in the mindset, inventiveness, spirit and imagination of the farmer. Roman Stoltzfoos is just such a creative operator – and at first blush might seem to be a walking...

Sunday News Sunday, June 9, 1996

In Lancaster last summer, eating organically took a little effort from Hylon Plumb and Anita Pilkerton. First they had to drive to Strasburg to pick up produce from a community-supported garden. Then they had to find ways to use an abundance of vegetables like leeks and turnips, which Plumb wasn't familiar with.

“We definitely had to get...

Sunday News Sunday, June 9, 1996

Organic farmers don't necessarily munch granola or march behind horse-drawn plows.

On a summer-like afternoon last week, Delmar Stoltzfoos was working on a bright-orange Popsicle as he climbed aboard his all-terrain vehicle. He putt-putted down a dirt lane that split emerald-green fields. He carefully looked both ways before crossing the...