Organic FoodCheck out this post about a person who was organic before organic was cool.

Two key points made in the video:

  1. California Consumer Supported Agriculture – A family invests in the farm and receives a box of produce a week.
  2. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, organic food consumption is the fastest growing sector of the United States Food Economy.

 

Organic Farming is growing across the country, but with this are some fears from the growers,

“My fear is that organic food systems are moving too much to industrial models that conventional agriculture gives us, with larger and larger farming operations,” the Madison, Minn., farmer said.? Source LacrosseTribune.com, February 23, 2013.

Check out these numbers with respect to organic farms

With more than 1,200 certified organic farms, Wisconsin ranks second only to California, which has more than 2,700, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Washington state is third, at nearly 900, while New York is fourth at about 850, and Oregon, fifth at about 650. Source LacrosseTribune.com, February 23, 2013

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