So, you want to purchase organic products from a farm. You’ve read about a particular farm in your county using organic farming methods. The questions are: how do you make sure that the farm uses organic farming methods? How do you make sure you aren’t getting fooled out of your hard-earned money; that you’re not paying more for the same products a conventional farm can give you?
The people’s move to an organic living lifestyle is influenced by the illnesses and diseases prevalent in our communities today. The global health problem of the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) from Wuhan in central China turned the spotlight on how aware we are of the safety of the food that we consume.
With reports stating that the virus, now called the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), came from eating exotic animals such as bats and pangolin, there seems to be a need to re-orient society on what foods are healthy and safe for human consumption.
There are many ways to indicate that a farm is truly organic. Some said that the products are tastier compared to those coming from conventional farms, but this opinion is subjective. People have different tastes preferences. The food might taste better for you but for others, food from conventional farms might be more delicious.
When the Food Is Labeled Organic
Can you trust organic food labels? There is a law against labeling food organic when they are not. You should go only to trusted markets and grocery stores, so you know you’re buying legitimate organic foods.
When the Produce Is Smaller
Technically, organic food products are smaller in size compared to products grown conventionally. Potatoes, tomatoes, and cucumbers are generally hefty in size but with organic products, that’s not what you’re getting. Organic foods are smaller in size and weigh less. The process of growing products organically does not include “buffing” up the food. They let them grow as naturally as possible.
When the Products Are Oddly-shaped
Products from conventional farms tend to have uniform sizes. If you see that the vegetables you’re about to buy all have the same shape, they are probably non-organic. Food products that grow naturally have quirks here and there. They are not perfect. The natural methods of organic farming may make them differently-colored and oddly-shaped. But although they are not as aesthetically pleasing than their conventional counterparts, they are healthier and free of chemicals.