What does organic mean?
Organic produce is grown in many environmentally friendly ways! Organic Produce does not use toxic chemicals to grown agriculturally or use hazardous pesticides. Farming organically, many farmers use compost, manure and cover crops to replenish the nutrients on their fields. One use of this is a crop growing clover and then tilling it back into the soil. This helps the farm build up nitrogen naturally in the soil to produce a healthier growing situation for the plants. With these farms not using the harsh chemicals, there is less pollution in the runoff than the traditional way of farming.
In 2002 the Federal Government created Strict guidelines that farmers must meet in order to call their produce "Organic." Click here to read more on the government's requirements for Organic Certification.