Finding Organic Products
Organic products have taken the marketplace by storm in recent years. Every aisle in the grocery store is beginning to see its share of natural, organic offerings. While people generally think of food when “organic” is mentioned, products as diverse as cosmetics, clothing, household cleaners, garden supplies, and bedding are also offered with organic certification.
The USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) grants organic certification based on several factors. Products cannot contain any genetically engineered organisms (GEOs), irradiated ingredients, or ingredients grown using sewage sludge fertilizer. Packaged foods must be made with at least 95% organic ingredients in order to show the “USDA Organic” seal on their main label. At least 70% organic content is required to make a “Made with organic ingredients” claim. Anything designated “organic” must have the name and address of a certifying agency accredited by the USDA on its label. These stringent requirements contribute to healthful, chemical-free products which are increasingly favored by consumers.
The most common organic choices are produce, dairy, and meat products. Many consumers go the next step to avoid household cleaners and pest controls made with toxic chemicals, opting instead for organic alternatives which are touted as being safer for the environment and for human health. Still others avoid conventional cosmetics and fabrics which come in regular contact with the skin.
Organic products are nearly always more expensive than their conventional equivalents. Depending on the product, the difference may be minimal or dramatic, but many believe the benefits are worth the extra outlay either way. To make the most of their shopping dollars, consumers do well to investigate which conventionally grown products are highest in pesticides and other chemicals. For example, while peppers, berries, and other thin-skinned fruits and vegetables tend to be high in chemical residues, bananas and other crops with thicker skins removed before consumption have very little residue. Some crops are also naturally more prone to pests or disease than others, and so receive more treatments.
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158 E White Bear Dr
Summit Hill, PA 18250
Categories: Grocers & Markets; Products; Farms; Produce Farms; CSA Farms; Food & Drink; Baked Goods; Fruits & Vegetables; Caterers; Services
Region: Carbon County
02 9531 8665
Categories: Grocers & Markets; Products; Food & Drink; Services; Delivery; Produce
Region: New South Wales, Australia
PO Box 1218
Louisburg, KS 66053
4 D ACRES carries 100% pure, all-natural emu oil as well as meat, lotions for skin care, purple emu products, emu egg art, and more.
Categories: Products; Lifestyle; Farms; Cosmetics; Reading; Testimonials; Hair Care; Blogs; Eggs; Body Oils; Dried Meats; Emu; Beauty
Region: Miami County
PO Box 103
Roxbury, PA 17251
We are an importer of extraordinary essential oils.
Categories: Products; Cosmetics; Body Oils; Beauty
Region: Franklin County
106 Black Mountain Rd
Sumner, ME 04292
Categories: Products; Lifestyle; Farms; CSA Farms; Textiles & Materials; Syrups; Fabric & Fiber
Region: Oxford County
2405 Mill Rd
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Categories: Products; Lifestyle; Farms; Produce Farms; Reading; Textiles & Materials; Balms; Blogs; Poultry; Jams & Jellies; Berries; Free Range Eggs
Region: Lancaster County
Categories: Products; Lifestyle; Online Shopping; Reading; Soaps; Honey; Balms; Blogs
Region: Fayette County
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
Categories: Grocers & Markets; Products; Food & Drink; Retailers
Region: New South Wales, Australia
1146 NE Madison Rd
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Our whole farm has been Certified Organic by WSDA/USDA since 2005. Our produce grows on five acres. Thirty acres is pasture for our beef, and twenty-three acres is forest land. Our small historic orchard is being restored.
We sell eggs from our very free range chickens and ducks. Our poultry is fed certified organic feed and nutrients. Our fryers are certified organic and pasture raised.
Our beef is pasture raised. We supplement the grass with mash from a Bainbridge Organic Distillery. Mash is tasty, alcohol free, easy to digest, and high in protein and nutrients. We sell naturally raised pork and lamb raised by a friend of ours on Bainbridge Island with food from our farm.
We grow vegetables year round for our CSA and Farm Store, and we usually have meat and eggs. You can buy feed, supplements, and nursery starts as well. We are open Tuesday from 2 to 6:30 p.m. or call us. We're here farming.
Categories: Grocers & Markets; Products; Farms; CSA Farms; Food & Drink; Farm Stands; Produce; Feed & Grain; CSA Meat Farms
Region: Kitsap County
4320 Damascus Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20882
Multiple generations of consistent quality make the Accoyo bloodlines highly desirable and much sought after. Visit our sales page for full Accoyo Alpacas.
Categories: Products; Clothing; Yarns; Alpaca; Tours; Accessories
Region: Montgomery County
20900 Edgerton Rd
Edgerton, KS 66021
Categories: Products; Farms; Grass-Fed Beef; Free Range Chicken; Feed & Grain; Bean Farms
Region: Johnson County
355 Lake George Rd
Oakland, MI 48363
A Christmas tree farm where trees are cleaned and trimmed at no charge.
Categories: Products; Farms; Arts & Crafts; Christmas Tree Farms; Artisan Markets
Region: Oakland County
9752 Clinton Lane
Port Richey, FL 34690
Our candles are made with all natural ingredients, 100% cotton wicks and 100% natural wax. We have found this 100% vegetable wax to be the cleanest, longest lasting and best performing wax available for candles.
Categories: Products; Lifestyle; Online Shopping; Health & Therapy; Candles & Incense; Arts & Crafts; Gifts; Gifts; Aromatherapy
Region: Pasco County
Categories: Products; Online Shopping; Household; Cosmetics; Lotions; Candles & Incense; Online Cosmetics; Skin Care; Perfumes & Scents; Beauty; Bath & Body
Afterglow Cosmetics offers a complete line of natural and organic infused cosmetics.
Categories: Products; Lifestyle; Online Shopping; Cosmetics; Testimonials; Online Cosmetics; Beauty
882 N 1700 E Rd
Owaneco, IL 62555
Categories: Products; Farms; Cosmetics; Shampoos; Soaps; Balms; Milk; Free Range Eggs; Free Range Poultry; Lotions; Candles & Incense; Body Oils; Online Cosmetics; Beauty
Region: Christian County
7425 Franktown Rd
Washoe Valley, NV 89704
Categories: Products; Farms; Pick Your Own Farms; Produce Farms; Fruits & Vegetables; Mom & Pop's; Gifts
Region: Washoe County
PO Box 874689
Wasilla, AK 99687
Categories: Products; Lifestyle; Gardening; Garden Supplies
Alaskan hen house raising poultry the fun, natural, and family way.
Categories: Products; Farms; Produce Farms; Clothing; Poultry; Jams & Jellies; Eggs; Duck
Region: Matanuska-Susitna County
Albany, NY 12201
Categories: Grocers & Markets; Products; Farmers' Markets; Food & Drink; Arts & Crafts; Family Fun; Artisan Markets
Region: Albany County