Why Organic?

Protects Our Health

Organic food is grown and produced without toxic chemicals. This reduces the amount that gets into the environment and into our food supply. By eating organic foods, you support a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your family, and you support the work of the farmers who strive to protect and improve the food supply.

Supports the Environment

Organic agriculture sustains our land and our water resources. It contributes positively to the environment creating long-term farming solutions that sustain the health of the land and support the balance of our natural ecosystems.

Protects our Waters

Organic agriculture does not use toxic chemicals that can leach into and pollute ground water, the primary source of our drinking water.

Creates a Diverse Ecosystem

Organic farming practices show respect for and support of our environmental diversity. The practices of organic agriculture encourage the growth of a wide variety of plant species and the protection of natural habitats for many wild animals.

Organic Farming Builds Soil

Organic agriculture improves soil fertility and texture. This gives the crops what they need to thrive and prevents the soil from eroding into our waterways.

Saves Our Energy Resources

Organic farming does not rely wholly on non-renewable fossil fuels for crop production. Organic farmers use sustainable practices such as cover crops, crop rotation, and natural insect control. None of this involves the use of synthetic chemicals.

No Genetic Modification

Organically grown foods are never genetically modified, engineered, or irradiated.

Organic Products Meet Stringent Standards

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 Program (NOP) Standards. This certification guarantees that no toxic chemicals were used in the growing and handling process.
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