When and Why You Should Buy Organic

Despite the seasonal mood swings we’re seeing here in the Northeast, spring is fast approaching. With it, farmer’s markets will begin popping up again and stoking our cravings for fruits and vegetables. Since a plethora of freshness will soon be available, you may be wondering about conventional versus organic options. What does organic mean? Is it worth the extra cost? Here, we will break down what organic actually refers to, and which organic fruits and vegetables may be worth the extra cost. 

Is Organic Food Worth the Premium?

What is “organic”? We all have our own ideas about what it means to be organic. In food speak, the term “organic” actually refers to the way agricultural products are grown or raised and processed. In the US, specific requirements—which are set and regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – must be met and maintained by manufacturers in order for products to be labeled "organic."

Is organic food worth the extra cost?

  Consumer concern over the safety of their food has grown exponentially during the past few years. The demand for organically grown food, which is often perceived as healthier and safer, is bigger than ever before, with many storefronts proudly proclaiming that they stock up on organic products. But do organic foods have as much of an impact on your health as they do on your wallet? Health experts and consumers have spent countless hours debating whether organic foods are more nutritious and ...
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