Certified Organic products are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, and GMOs. It is an innovative method of farming and production and is increasingly being recognised as being on the leading edge of food production technology into the future. Organic certification is obtained from organic regulatory bodies such as NASAA which require growers to follow stringent farming practices in order to maintain their certification. Standards to achieve this are internationally recognised, and are assured through annual audits of all certified operators by an independent third party auditor.
Certified Bio-dynamic produce comes farms that use a method of organic growing which focuses on building up the health and energy levels of the soil using preparations based on homeopathic remedies, minerals, plant and animal matter.
Organic food is not just chemical free by testing. It is about the way your food is grown and handled. The whole system is linked – Soil. Plants. Animals. Food. People. Environment.
We supply predominately Certified Organic and Bio-dynamic produce, and label produce clearly with the relevant certification. We also supply a range of spray free produce. This is produce which is grown using organic methods, sourced from small local growers who do not have organic certification. We clearly label these items as ‘spray free’ or ‘organically grown’ and maintain regular contact with our non-certified growers to ensure that what we sell continues to be organically grown and contaminant free.
Some people buy organic produce because they are concerned about pesticides, antibiotics and other chemical residues in food. They want to feed their families whole, nourishing foods without the added nasties.
Other people appreciate that organic foods promote a healthier and more sustainable use of the environment, and more humane treatment of animals.
‘Going organic’ provides long term health, economic and environmental benefits for all.