Dan Kittredge

Bionutrient Food Association


Dan Kittredge has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years. He’s the founder and executive director of the Bionutrient Food Association (BFA), a nonprofit that aims to increase quality in the food supply. Known as one of the leading proponents of “nutrient density,” Dan works to demonstrate the connections between the health of soil, plants, and humans. Out of these efforts was born the Real Food Campaign, which has engineered a prototype of a hand-held consumer spectrometer designed to test nutrient density at point of purchase. Via the Bionutrient Meter, the goal is to empower consumers to choose based on nutrient quality and thereby leverage economic incentives to drive full system regeneration.

Dan will be speaking at the Polyface Farm Fair.


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Principles to Produce Nutrient-Dense Food

Nutrient-dense crops are the byproducts of well-functioning biological systems. This workshop covers a number of critical environmental conditions and management practices necessary for the production of these more flavorful, aromatic, nutritious, and pest- and disease-resistant harvests. The Bionutrient Food Association's Dan Kittredge discusses the foundational paradigm of how plants have evolved to operate in relation to their environments, and he provides practical suggestions regarding seed quality, mineralization, minimal soil disturbance, and inoculation, as well as in-season monitoring, integrating cover crops, managing for soil aeration and hydration, and intention.
Real Foods Sustainable Agriculture

Available In:

Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined

Defining Food Quality: Tools, science, and collaboration

The Bionutrient Food Association and Real Food Campaign have embarked on an open-source project with three goals: to develop a hand-held spectrometer that can be used at point of purchase to test relative nutrient density; to populate a database sufficient to define relative nutrient density; and to populate another database in order to identify causal dynamics in the production of nutrient-dense crops. As part of the project, they're partnering with farmers, organizations, companies, and universities. If you're interested in progress updates or collaboration, don't miss this workshop!
Keynote Sustainable Agriculture

Available In:

Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
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