Becoming a USDA Certified Organic operation is no easy process. There are a number of criteria the company must meet in order to be USDA certified.
To maintain the seal, the operation must be certified annually, have proper labeling, and provide a supply chain for their food handling and sourcing.
- Q. What does it mean to be organic and why would a company jump through all the hoops to be certified?
- A. On both accounts, being Certified Organic is better for the environment and the economy.
Research shows that organic farmers conserve water and energy more than non-certified organic farmers. Additionally, it increases soil health and biodiversity. The company grows because there is a high consumer demand for Certified Organic products.
The organic farmers are eligible for receiving funding and assistance. They support local economies and receive a premium for their products.
PLUS IT IS
- Better for our health
- Fresher Food
- Less Pesticides
- From farm to table faster
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