Why buy and serve organic foods to your family:
Organic foods taste great.Organic foods are grown without the use of artificial growth promoters, genetically engineered seeds or plants or petrochemical-based pesticides or fertilizers. Organic food production limits the use of toxic chemicals into the environment and into our food supply. By eating organic foods you support a healthy lifestyle for yourself, your children, and for the farmworkers in the fields.
Organic foods are never genetically modified or engineered, nor are they ever irradiated.
By relying on plant diversity and natural processes such as composting, organic farmers help build and maintain soil fertility. Organic farming practices respect and support of our environmental diversity by allowing a wide variety of plant species and wild animals to thrive in their natural habitats.
Organic farming conserves and protects water resources. Organic agriculture positively effects the environment by creating a long term farming solution which both sustains our land and water resources, as well as supports the balance of our natural ecosystems.
Organic agriculture builds the topsoil on the fields and keeps it from eroding into our waterways. Organic agriculture does not use chemicals that will pollute our ground water, a primary source of our drinking water.
Organic farms are most often family owned and operated. In fact, organic farming may be one of only a few ways the family farm can survive the onslaught of agribusiness. Because organic farming does not rely on non-renewable fossil fuels for crop production, it requires less of these resources to operate. Instead, organic farmers rely on cover crops, plant rotation and natural insect control which does not involve the use of synthetic chemicals.
The Organic certification process ensures that crops have been grown and handled according to the strict standards put forth by the USDA in the National Organic Standards, assuring that no toxic chemicals have been used in the growing and handling process.