Organic Shopping – How to Find Your Organic Goods
Making sure that your shopping cart is free from non-organic products or genetically modified organisms is the best way to make your dinner table safe. However, practicing organic shopping, like everything else, needs to be learned before you can fully appreciate the benefits of organic food.
How To Spot Organic USDA-Certified Products When Shopping
There are a lot of products in the market and it’s easy to simply take one and drop it into your shopping cart. However, if you want to buy only organic products then you should buy the products that are Certified USDA Organic. Organic products, unlike genetically modified foods, try to make themselves seen in the grocery store.
Organic products are specially marked and are certified by the USDA. This certification protects consumers like you by making sure that the product is organic and hasn’t been contaminated by non-organic or genetically modified food. While your doing your grocery, train your eyes to spot items that are certified by the USDA as organic.
Where To Find Organic Food
Here are other places and ways that you can find organic food:
Grocery’s Organic Section
Many supermarkets and grocery stores have organic food sections. Since many consumers are now looking for organic products, establishments have made it a point to provide some store space for the organic food. Go straight to these sections if you’re looking to cook an organic dish.
Local Organic Farmer
No reason why you can’t go straight to the farmer if you’re conveniently located near an organic farm. Going straight to the source doesn’t just make certain that you’re getting organic products, you’ll also be getting very good prices for your organic products. It’s also a great way to support your local organic farmer.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s)
CSA’s is when a farmer offers a batch of items to the community. The items can be a variety of vegetables and other organic products from the farm. Each farmer offers a certain number of batches. The community then buys the batches. So each week, the community members who have purchased a batch, receive their orders. This lasts throughout the farming season. It’s one way where a whole community can help out their organic farmers.
The difference between a farmers market and a CSA is that with farmers markets, organic producers gather together and sell their wares to whoever comes to the farmers markets. These producers might be from the community or they may come from other places. Farmers markets are great places to get organically-grown products at reasonably prices and to mingle with the farmers as well.
Grow Your Own
Of course on of the surest ways of keeping your dinner plate free from non-organic products is by growing your own organic garden. It’s not as hard as you think and obviously there are a lot of benefits to growing your own organic garden. In fact, even if you were short of space you can still grow some organic plants at your place.
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