Why Local and Organic?

Organic produce is more expensive than conventionally farmed produce.

You’re paying for healthier, better tasting and safer food.  When one or all of these factors are removed (as they are with conventional produce), you can buy things at a discount.

We choose to opt out of society’s crazy experiment with pesticides.

Why Organic?

Organic food tastes better

Fruits and vegetables taste better without pesticides.

Organic food is safer

Conventional farming exposes produce to many pesticides and chemicals. Consistently eating those, over the course of weeks, months and years will cause the toxins to accumulate and the consequences can be drastic.

Organic farming produces healthy soil

Soil is the main component of nature. It provides us with nutritious food. Conventional farming literally strips off its fertility due to constant exposure to inadequate conditions and excess pesticides/chemicals.

Conventional farming risks farmers health

Soil is the main component of nature. It provides us with nutritious food. Conventional farming literally strips off its fertility due to constant exposure to inadequate conditions and excess pesticides/chemicals.

Ecological balance and energy savings

Planting food naturally, without the use of pesticides, keeps the ecology balanced. Chemicals used in conventional farming kill many of the microorganisms in the soil that keep it healthy. Conventional farmers end up over farming their land, depleting it of nutrients.

Organic farming preserves diversity

The loss of a large variety of species (biodiversity) is one of the most pressing environmental concerns. Many organic farmers have been collecting and preserving seeds, and growing unusual varieties for decades.

 

Why Local?

Better tasting & fresher

Local produce, picked within the last couple of days, tastes better.

More nutritious

Produce loses nutrients quickly once harvested. Local produce, sold right after it’s picked, retains more nutrients.

Less generic = more choice

The average item travels over 1500 km’s before it gets to your plate. Consequently, only produce that can sustain days of travel ends up being grown.

Improved food system

Supporting local farmers also puts money back into the local community.  This is especially true when we’re able to support small scale local farmers.

Smaller environmental footprint

The average grocery product in Canada travels 1500 kms, mostly by air and truck.  Purchasing locally conserves energy used for transport and decreases our dependence on petroleum.

Preserves open space

Agricultural landscape survives only when farms are financially viable.  By spending money on locally grown food, you’re increasing the value of the land to the farmer and making development less likely.

 
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