What is Organic?


'Organic' refers to products that are grown and produced using environmentally sound practices. Based on an ecological farming system that mimics nature’s processes, organic agriculture relies on healthy, rich soil to produce plants that are high in nutritional value and resistant to pests and diseases. Organic farmers seek to work with nature, not against it, by utilizing agricultural techniques that build soil fertility and protect the surrounding air, water and wildlife. These techniques include cover cropping, composting, beneficial insect release, crop rotation, and prohibited use of toxic and persistent chemicals.