Since our founding we have been committed to being USDA certified organic. Our organic certification commits us to federally defined and enforced standards that no other eco label guarantees. Organic certification offers a number of benefits like a commitment to protecting natural resources, building soil health, and biodiversity.
This organic wheel of sustainability helps illustrate some of the key benefits that USDA certified organic offers to the planet, it’s people and our communities.
The USDA certified organic is the only label claim that is certified by the federal government to guarantee that you, your friends and your family are not being exposed to toxic herbicides or pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or other artificial agents through the food you consume.
There is a natural, symbiotic relationship among soil, crops, pollinators, and humans to keep our food ecosystem balanced and thriving. Organic farming produces more nutrient soil and has the power to grow flavorful, nutritious food for humans, animals, and pollinators. Organic agriculture is also associated with greater carbon sequestration, capturing more carbon from the atmosphere which can help combat global warming.
Eating and buying organic also means supporting farmers and supporting a working environment that prohibits the use of toxic herbicides or pesticides. Research shows that USDA certified organic food systems also support more robust economies. "Clusters of organic businesses are correlated with reduced poverty, increased median household income, and higher participation in the labor force," all attributes of a healthier community.