There is lot of consternation in the Organic Community today. Whereas before Organic farmers believed in Organic as a lifestyle and a commitment to Earth, today many growers are entering the organic arena as a marketing strategy.
These growers are practitioners of what I call the Substitute to be Organic Law. The have seen the demand rise annually and they want in on the business. These huge corporate farms which dominate farming today saw a demand from the huge corporate supermarkets. Quickly they did their studies, certified fields, substituted N-P-K and were on their way.
These large growers farm conventionally, with dangerous chemicals, side by side with their "organic" divisions. Often they fumigate a field conventionally, that is poison the earth, wait three years, certify, substitute approved organic materials for chemical ones and saturate organic farming with mainstream thought.
It is a very complex issue, but in the end I suppose we need to be grateful for any organic farms of any type.
However, there is no substitute at any grocery store for locally grown, certified organic, fresh picked fruits and vegetables.
Organic Farmers committed to biological production to improve soil and plant health symbiotically produce the most flavor filled and nutrient dense food available today.
Please support your local certified organic growers.
It is your support, your choice to be proactive in how and where you spend your food dollars, which ultimately dictates how your food is grown, harvested and marketed.
Farmer George and Rebecca are indebted and grateful for your support. Thank you.