Organic is a legally defined and monitored production method for farms and agricultural products. In general, organic agriculture is a system of farming practices that seeks to use ecological methods of production. It's goal is to learn from and mimic natural processes in order to produce the food we eat, while also making our farmers better stewards of the land. Organic farmers forego the use of certain petro-chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and weed killers in favor of more environmentally benign inputs and techniques. Organic agriculture combines both old and new ideas and practices to produce healthy, tasty vitamin-rich crops.
There are many reasons from the environmental costs of chemical agriculture to the desire to support family farms. Also, many consumers say organics just taste better! Consumers are increasingly seeking organic produce in order to reduce and minimize their exposure to the residues from agricultural chemical use. Studies have found chemical residues in many of the foods we currently consume, the long-term health effects of which are
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put in place a set of national standards that food labeled "organic" must meet, whether it is grown in the United States or imported from other countries. After October 21, 2002, when you buy food labeled "organic," you can be sure that it was produced using the highest organic production and handling standards in the world.
At Bare Fruit, look for the bags with the '100% Organic' label. Our Bake-Dried Fruit Snacks with this label are guaranteed 100% Organic. We are committed to a sustainable grown, environmentally sensitive Washington State Agriculture.