What is Organic

Organic farming is much more than choosing not to use certain pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics, and growth hormones which are not permitted by accepted Organic Standards. Organic agriculture is a holistic system of crop and livestock production designed to optimize the productivity, and fitness of diverse communities within the agro ecosystem, including soil organisms, plants, livestock and people. It is a simple approach that starts from the ground up. Many organic farmers believe a healthy soil produces healthy plants and, in turn, healthy people.