By Laurel Blomquist | What’s the difference between vegetables that are certified organic and those that aren’t?
Why does it matter?
Why should you choose organic?
Check out this video to see how conventional pesticides differ from IPM (Integrated Pest Management) used in certified organic systems:
Although many people associate organic farming with eliminating harmful pesticides, that is not the only way organic farms are different from conventional operations. Farms that are certified organic maintain a variety of practices to maintain soil health, which means healthier vegetables, and healthier people. Some of the practices we use are:
–amending the soil
–crop rotation and diversity
–integrated pest management
–bed preparation and weed reduction
–soil and water conservation
To learn more about our practices, visit:
Even better than choosing certified organic is, of course, choosing LOCALLY GROWN certified organic. Gwenyn Hill Farm is happy to help you make that choice.