My Road to Organic
It was slow, a little windy, long but most of all it was the best decision I have ever made - for both myself and my family.
For some people, the term ‘organic’ creates ambivalence. What does it actually mean? Where can I buy it? Is it really better for me? Do I have to buy everything organic? So many answers to these questions, where do we start?
Most people buy organically-grown food products because they are concerned about pesticides, additives, antibiotics or other chemical residues. Demand for organic food is growing at a rapid rate per year and there is good reason. Animals raised using organic methods are treated humanely and with respect. Let’s use chickens as an example. They are free range and not kept in cages. This makes for happier, healthier chickens who don’t produce stress hormones that are inevitably passed onto us. They aren’t fed any hormones, antibiotics, or steroids. Sounds wonderful, you must agree?
Regularly, I visit the local farmers markets and pick up fresh, organic produce at very reasonable prices. The kaleidoscope of benefits of farmers markets can be found on a post I made on my blog. You’ll soon see why I think so highly of them!
At the end of the day, I know I am feeding my family produce that comes from farmers who genuinely care about the environment, the welfare of their animals and their consumers - us.
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