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This Week's Box



Week of 1/10 thru 1/17

Carrots Napoli

Mesclun Mix

Oranges Navel

Butternut Squash

Broccoli Leaves

Lemons Eureka

Grapefruit Star Ruby

Sweet Potato Diane

Baby Celery Leaves, flavorful great for juicing 

Salad Mix


Large boxes:  Sweet Limes and Avocados

Thank You for the Support!! 

 *A kind reminder to return your recyclable box & ice-pack to the location you pick up.

Please note that boxes can vary from day to day, depending on Mother Nature and what is and isn't ripe enough to harvest.  If you are missing any of these items, we have included more of something else to compensate.  

Community Supported Agriculture

Main | You are what you eat. »

An apple a day?

Did you know that if you consumed an average apple you would be eating over 30 pesticides, even after you washed it?

In the rush to produce more and more crops to satisfy growing demand producers have had to resort to using a lethal cocktail of pesticides to control disease and insect attack. 

Good news for their bank balances perhaps but not good news for your health, this is why you need to be informed of the advantages of organic food.

The term organic refers not to the food itself, but to how it is produced.  Organic foods are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. In California, organic produce is certified in accordance with the California Certified Foods Act of 1990.

Why choose organically grown foods? Many studies have proven that organically grown foods are more nutritious, and they just taste better. Organic farming methods also help to protect the environment in which we live.

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If you gardners and farmers purchase organic seeds, which Sage Mountain does, you can offer a true organic crop that has never been sprayed with any synthetic chemicals -ever! Be sure to learn from your local farmers, and ask lots of questions; the informed consumer is the smart consumer.
Just so you know, organic farms are certified, meaning they have to prove their agricultural practices follow the rules. Even their organic seed comes with a certificate showing that the seed crop was inspected and approved.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFarmer George

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