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
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.