Frequently Asked Questions (4)
There are a ton of organic sites for you to check out on the web. We will have periodic updates on critical organic issues from time to time, such as the USDA regulatory guidelines for organic agriculture coming out this summer. We will also do our best to provide you with relevant articles on the organic industry.
Organic produce normally has a higher price, usually due to labor costs, environmentally friendly farming practices and the limited number of organic growers. You, along with the organic farmer, are paying higher prices as an investment in the future -- a future in which environmentally sound farming methods are always practiced.
Organically-grown produce is grown, packaged and stored without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or irradiation. Conventional produce farming uses these chemicals to control attacks by insects, fungus and weeds. Organic produce is minimally processed to maintain the integrity of the food. Organic farmers rely on natural fertilizers, releasing predator insects instead of pesticides, crop rotation to re-nurture fields and mechanical weeding rather than the use of herbicides. The main objective is to create an ecologically sound environment that naturally wards off pests and diseases.