Farmers Markets abound during the warmer weather months of the year. Most of us want to support our local farmers and buy their produce, but are they selling organic? This is what has stopped me from loading up every Tuesday when visiting the Farmers’ Market in my area. I’m sure the foods are wholesome and delicious, but are they grown from seeds that are gmo? Is the smaller local guy still catering to Big Ag? Are they spraying with unhealthy pesticides? I have to ask.
Growing organic is a process that takes a commitment. Switching from being a conventional chemically grown food producing farmer to a certified organic grower takes education, time and money. The good news is, it’s all paying off.
There is a growing demand in the US for organics and now there are financial incentives driven by the market for more healthy food production nationwide. So how do we support the local guy during their metamorphosis? Simply buy the crops that they presently offer which are organic. It assists them and continues to send messages incentivising them to expand their organic yields for next year.