When You Buy ORGANICALLY-GROWN Foods, You…

Promote Stringent Standards
Organic certification is the public’s assurance that products have been grown and handled according to strict  procedures that protect you and the environment.

Reduce Your Health Risks
Many EPA-approved pesticides were registered long before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases. Organic agriculture is one way to prevent any more of these chemicals from getting into the air, earth, water, and our bodies.

Improve Soil Health
Soil health is essential for the survival of our   species. Conventional farming practices are rapidly depleting topsoil fertility. Creating and sustaining healthy soils is the major objective for organic growers.

Protect the Environment
Soil erosion; pesticide contamination of soils, air, and water; nitrate loading of waterways and wells; and elimination of   planetary biodiversity are some of the problems associated with today’s conventional farming methods. Organic farmers use practices that protect soil, air, and water resources; and that promote biodiversity.

Protect Farm Families and Workers
Organic farming prohibits the use of toxic materials, making the farm a safer place to live and work.

Inspire Better Farming
The success of organic agriculture encourages farmers to use sound, sensible stewardship to help even depleted lands regain productivity. They have led the way with innovative on-farm research aimed at reducing pesticide use and minimizing agriculture’s impact on the  environment.

Pass on the Stewardship Ethic
When you buy locally produced organic food you help raise awareness among your friends and family about how food consumption decisions can make a difference in your life and the life of your community.