Why is quality organic so important to us?

Quality organic food is important to us, why?

Humane Treatment of Animals

Organic production practices require producers to raise and house animals in a way that “accommodates their health and natural behavior.” This includes making sure the animals not only have shelter, but also  free access to the outdoors, shade, space for exercise, fresh air, clean drinking water, direct sunlight, and clean dry bedding.

It preserves nature

Organic food production helps preserve local wildlife. By avoiding toxic chemicals, using of mixed planting as a natural pest control measure, and maintaining field margins and hedges, organic farming provides a retreat to local wildlife rather than taking it away of its natural habitat like conventional agriculture.

It improves overall well being
Organic Foods may have higher nutritional value than conventional food, according to some research. The reason: In the absence of pesticides and fertilizers, plants boost their production of the phytochemicals (vitamins and antioxidants) that strengthen their resistance to bugs and weeds.

Shopping for Organic Products at our Local Farmers Market

How to shop for Organic Products at your Local Farmers Market.

Visiting your local farmers market can be a very rewarding experience. You are able to talk to the farmer and ask questions regarding the food you are purchasing that you will later place into your body. You can interact with other like minded healthy people and make new relationships. If you are starting a new diet or trying to change your eating habits, the farmers market is the best place to shop for groceries. You will not be persuaded by the media or fancy packaging and you can actually visit the Farmers Market if you are hungry, you will be able to grab a quick and healthy apple to satisfy your hunger while you shop.

Here are a few tips for shopping at the farmers market that will help you on your first visit:

  • Try finding an outdoor farmers market, as indoor farmers market are more like a grocery store and can contain imports. We want to try to find locally grown produce as this will likely be fresher and will not contain preservatives.
  • Buy seasonal, this will ensure you buying local and fresh, if in doubt ask the farmer. They are always more than happy to talk about their produce and practice.
  • Don't assume everything is healthy, you will find a few things that are not healthy such as imports, try to avoid these products.
  • Start off buying produce that are on the dirty dozen list, this will be an easier way to shop on your first visit.
  • Buy a produce that you are not familiar with, and try out a new recipe. This is a great way to get the family to experiment with new healthy foods.
  • Make if fun! Make it a family day. Meeting your local community is an excellent way to feel connected to the world around you, increasing health for body, mind and spirit.
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21 Comments

  • Natoya

    Posted 2018-04-29 9:02 pm

    I love visiting farmer’s market. Great tips thanks so much for sharing.

  • bossLadyBLOOM

    Posted 2018-05-04 10:17 am

    We dont have a organic food store close to me but i do take advantage of the farmers market.

  • Jhay

    Posted 2018-05-04 10:56 am

    I love your article. In this period where instant foods are everywhere, we have to eat organic foods if wanted to keep shape and healthy. 🙂

  • chigonz

    Posted 2018-05-04 11:40 am

    though organic can be quite expensive (in my country), I still support ’cause of the benefits <3

  • traveloptician

    Posted 2018-05-04 11:51 am

    I love organic food, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • julivaglobal

    Posted 2018-05-04 12:10 pm

    Thanks for such an informative post, love those beautiful tomatoes

  • Yogesh prajapati

    Posted 2018-05-04 12:56 pm

    Great Tips It Will help lots of viewer. I loved it. Thanks for writing this.

  • Blair Villanueva

    Posted 2018-05-04 5:48 pm

    Buying to local markets are much better coz most of the time its more cheaper and fresh. Plus you help the farmers and sellers directly, cutting the middlemen.

  • detourswithoutcoffee

    Posted 2018-05-04 6:14 pm

    I’m so glad I read this post. Summer is approaching and it’s the time to get in the best shape of your life. I don’t visit the farmers market that often, but I plan to change that and with your tips, I could navigate better.

  • Buru chakraborty

    Posted 2018-05-04 6:16 pm

    I wnt visit this market

  • jnwiechmann

    Posted 2018-05-04 7:28 pm

    Great read! Makes me want to start buying organic only!

  • The Super Mom Life

    Posted 2018-05-04 8:08 pm

    We try to buy organic when we are able to!

  • WanderlustBeautyDreams

    Posted 2018-05-04 9:27 pm

    Very informative post!

  • Geneva Marie

    Posted 2018-05-05 12:37 am

    This is awesome info. I will definitely head to the farmers market and buy something new to try.

  • Alison

    Posted 2018-05-05 2:19 am

    Those are some great tips! We love shopping at the farmers market!

  • pslater1972

    Posted 2018-05-05 4:25 am

    Your posts are always so interesting and informative. Thanks.

  • Casey

    Posted 2018-05-05 10:31 am

    Organic is the only way to go.

  • Bobbie Yvette Welch

    Posted 2018-10-07 4:25 pm

    I definitely feel when possible organic is the way to go, considering some things are genetically modified and not labeled. I plan to start a garden the coming spring; God willing. Thanks for that great coleslaw recipe by the way; I love Cole slaw

  • Alexandra

    Posted 2018-10-07 9:17 pm

    I love a good farmers market, and I LOVE shopping organic. I live very close to a fantastic market, so I am very lucky to have quality fresh produce available all the time 🙂

  • regularlee

    Posted 2018-10-09 9:13 pm

    Really great and informative! Lots of things here I’ve learned.

  • Lisa

    Posted 2018-10-10 10:00 am

    These are excellent tips on eating organic. We always try to eat healthy and visit farmers markets when possible. The foods so much better!

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