Got Organic?

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Walk down any aisle in the grocery store and you are faced with an astonishing choice of items to purchase. You may have apples on your shopping list, but do you want the red ones or the green ones, the big beautiful ones or the little pre-bagged ones, the ones from New Zealand or Washington State? More and more, we are now also being given the choice between conventional and organic food.

Ask people what organic means, and you’ll get words like expensive, natural, healthy, local, safe and no chemicals. Most people are thinking as consumers, but I am a farmer, so I think as a producer. I believe that knowing the more complete story behind the organic labels on the grocery shelves can help us be more aware of what we are choosing and why it matters….

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Lise Abazs, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2009 by  
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Lise Abazs has a degree in Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College. She has traveled the world working and studying on farms before settling down on her own piece of land in 1987. She and her husband, David, developed Round River Farm, a vegetable and small livestock operation tucked into the rocky hills of the North Shore on Lake Superior….

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