According to the Organic Trade Association, U.S. sales of organic food and beverages have risen from $1 billion in 1990 to nearly $27 billion in 2010. Organic foods are free of pesticides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers and genetically modified ingredients. They are tasty, delicious and very healthy. So you should start thinking of moving closer to the one of the top nine cities for a quality organic lifestyle. San Francisco, CA tops the lists as you will find freshest organic produce at affordable rates. Los Angeles is indeed the place to be for organic foodies. Seattle is making its own mark as a leading hotspot for organic food. Portland makes organic not just delicious, but hip, too.
While the grime of the subways may make you think of anything but wholesome organic food, New York City is actually growing quite a bit of it in urban gardens. Swing on by the markets of Minnesota that have the produce from a local organic farm for a yearlong bounty of organic goodness. Colorado, Denver is putting itself on the map with a thriving organic community. Austin also has booming organic markets.