Organic: What is it?

What is Organic?

“Organic”: You’ve probably seen and heard the term in reference to many products, but what does organic really mean?

The term organic refers to livestock, produce and other crops that have been grown in a manner that’s consistent with the Organic Foods Production Act. The USDA sets the standards for organic products. These standards impact everything from the soil quality, to water quality, fertilizer usage, livestock care, the methods used for pest control on crops and even the additives and preservatives that are added to the product.

According to the USDA, Organic agriculture is a ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity. It is based on practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony. So in short, organic foods are produced in a way that’s eco-friendly and sustainable, benefiting yourself as well as the environment!

Benefits of Consuming Organic Foods

For consumers like you, organic foods bring a major health benefit. Organic foods tend to have richer flavors and more nutrients because they’re grown or produced in optimal conditions, without the use of harmful chemicals. Organic growers and livestock producers value quality over quantity and the difference is fairly significant when comparing organic and non-organic food items.

What’s more, when you opt for organic foods, you’ll be supporting sustainable, earth-friendly practices that ensure our farmlands remain viable for many generations to come!

If you’re in search of locally grown and produced organic foods, turn to Eco Local Markets! It’s the perfect portal for connecting with local growers and producers who value quality and nutrition over quantity. Plus, you save money because Eco Local Markets cuts out the middleman, so that puts more money in your pocket.

Featured Organic Shops with Eco Local Market

Check out these Eco Local Market shops that feature organic goods.

 

 

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