Why Buy Organic?
Farmers go through a great deal of effort to be able to say their products are “Certified Organic.”
Certified Organic products are regulated through an extensive certification process and undergo annual inspections to ensure they meet the USDA’s National Organic Program requirements.
What Does “Certified Organic” Mean?
- NO GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
- NO toxic pesticides or petroleum based synthetic fertilizers
- NO irradiation or sewage sludge
- NO antibiotics, growth hormones, or steroids
- Yes! It’s better for you and the planet!
Bulk Up on Savings by Buying in Bulk.
Here’s how to save money buying only what you need, reduce plastic use, and packaging costs:
- Bring reusable grocery bags, clean reusable jars, and containers.
- Have cashier weigh each empty container you plan to use. Write tare weight on container, this will be deducted when you check out.
- Fill your containers and write down the corresponding 4 digit product number.
- Proceed to the check out aisle knowing you are helping to eliminate single use plastic and saving money by only purchasing what you need.
How to Shop Sustainably
- Shop with reusable grocery bags, mesh produce bags, and reusable jars for bulk foods. The U.S. discards 30 million tons of plastic a year, only 9% gets recycled according to the National Geographic Society.
- Bring your own utensils and travel cup or mug, a reusable water bottle can save 170 plastic bottles per person per year according to the Plastic Pollution Coalition.
- Consider buying reusable straws. Americans use 500 million plastic straws everyday! 9 year old Milo Cress first published this statistic in 2011 and went on to start the “Be Straw Free Campaign.”
- Beeswax wraps can be washed and reused, unlike plastic wrap.
- Buying in bulk reduces packaging waste and helps reduce food waste, which can also save you money.