Do you feel confident explaining the difference between range-free and pasture-raised for example? We made short videos to help you understand ORGANIC, NON-GMO, and other certifications when shopping for eggs, produce and meats.
Even Whole Foods shoppers get confused. Actually, I’ve had many of the same conversations at the egg section explaining the difference between each label to strangers. To make it easier, I put quick presentations so you understand what’s good and what to watch out for.
A great way to save on cost of healthy food is joining a CSA. That stands for Community Sponsored Agriculture and it is basically a seasonal subscription to a farm — usually from June through October. It works in one of the following ways:
- A farmer delivers at a location such as a farmers’ market and you pick up at an arranged day and time usually every week
- A farmer delivers to your home on a weekly basis
- You pick up your “share” every week from the farm directly
- Other arrangements — one farm offered a discounted gift card in the beginning of the season that you can use buy anything you want at your convenience
NOTE: In recent years, USDA Organic standards have relaxed their standards. Some of the information in these videos is not up to date.
A vegetable share is the most popular kind of share, although there are options for eggs, meat and fruits. You can find a CSA at your local farmers market or on the Local Harvest website.
If there are limited organic foods sold in your area, at least consider getting “the dirty dozen” from a safe source — the 12 most polluted fruits and vegetables.
Author: Milla, Organic World Club