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One great service you can do for our local community is shop organically.

What does organic mean?
The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Specific requirements must be met and maintained in order for products to be labeled as “organic”. Organic crops must be grown in safe soil, have no modifications and must remain separate from conventional products. Farmers are not allowed to use synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers and sewage sludge-based fertilizers. Organic livestock must have access to the outdoors and be given organic feed. They may not be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or any animal-by-products.

Organic Farming is Better for the Environment…Organic farming practices reduce pollution (air, water, soil), conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. In addition, organic farming is better for birds and small animals, since chemical pesticides can make it hard for birds and small animals to reproduce and can even kill them. It is also better for the people who harvest our food.

In Boulder, we have many options for great quality organic food. Here are some of our favorites:

Grocery Stores                                                            Restaurants

Mile High Organics                                        SALT the Bistro

Sunflower Market                                         Organic Orbit

Whole Foods                                                Q’s Boulder

Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers                  Black Cat

Lucky’s Market                                            The Kitchen

                                                    Frasca Food and Wine

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