Why Buy Organic?

For a multitude of reasons, purchasing organic products makes a lot of sense.
Listed below are a few good ones to help you decide.

1) Support the Environment - Organic farming methods support natural ecosystems by using longterm farming solutions. This restores, maintains, and enhances ecological harmony, and positively effects the health of the environment.

2) Help Protect Our Health - Organic farming limits input of toxic and persistent chemicals into the environment, which in turn, positively impacts our own health, the health of our children, the health of farm workers, and the health of future generations.

3) Save Energy - Organic farmers are less reliant on non-renewable fossil fuels because of the practice of natural insect control, rotation planting, and avoiding synthetic fertilizers, which
require a high amount of energy to produce.

4) Help Protect Our Water Resources - By eliminating chemical fertilizers, and promoting organic soil building practices, the overall quality of our lakes, rivers, estuaries, ground and drinking waters improve.

5) Build A Biologically Diverse, Healthy Ecosystem - Organic agriculture respects diversity within the environment, including protection of wildlife and by retaining wetlands & other natural areas.

6) Increase Productivity Of The Land - Organic farming practices build productive nutrient rich soil that resists topsoil erosion.

7) Help Small Farms - Although more large-scale farms are making the conversion to organic practices, most organic farms are small, independently-owned and operated family farms.

8) Support A True Economy - Buying organic is a direct investment in the long-term future of our planet. The choices we make now can free us from costly pesticide- related environmental clean-ups in the future.

9) Preserve Diversity - The loss of a large variety of species (biodiversity) is an important environmental concern. Organic growers have been collecting and preserving seeds
for decades, and are never grown from genetically engineered seed.

10) Organic Products Meet Stringent Standards - Organic certification is the public’s assurance that products have been grown and handled according to strict procedures.