Organic flavours from our farm
Gardening is a uniquely intimate way of experiencing your surroundings and the changing of the seasons.
Organic fruits and vegetables have as end result the typically more intense and complex flavors, plus no artificial food colors or preservatives are added.
Why choose organic foods
Making a commitment to healthy eating is a great start towards a healthier life. Beyond eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and good fats, however, there is the question of food safety, nutrition, and sustainability. How foods are grown or raised can impact both your health and the environment.
This brings up the questions: What is the difference between organic foods and conventionally grown foods? Is “organic” always best? What about locally grown foods?
The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Specific requirements must be met and maintained in order for products to be labeled as "organic". Organic crops must be grown in safe soil, have no modifications.
Organic foods provide a variety of benefits. Some studies show that organic foods have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their conventionally grown counterparts. In addition, people with allergies to foods, chemicals or preservatives often find their symptoms lessen or go away when they eat only organic foods.
- Organic produce contains fewer pesticides
- Pesticides are chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. These chemicals are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on and in the food we eat.
- Children and fetuses
- are most vulnerable to pesticide exposure due to their less-developed immune systems and because their bodies and brains are still developing.
- Organic food is fresher
- Fresh food tastes better. Organic food is usually fresher when eaten because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer and is often produced in smaller farms near where it is sold.
- Organic farming is better for the environment
- Organic farming practices reduce pollution (air, water, soil), preserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility and use less energy. In addition, organic farming is better for birds and small animals as chemical pesticides can make it harder for creatures to reproduce and can kill them. Farming without pesticides is also better for the people who harvest our food.