Why does organic matter?

For many of us, buying organic may feel expensive and a bit luxurious.  So why would we do it? Does it really matter?

There is a whole soil science behind the scenes of organic farming and food production, which is very exciting because of the potential for drawing-down carbon from the atmosphere, into the organic matter of top-soil.  You can read more about this process in our blog on Carbon Farming

Organic food production methods, whether vegetables, grain, meat or dairy have a hugely positive impact on the surrounding eco-system, whereas non-organic tends to have negative impact on eco systems.  Organically grown foods also have various health benefits – good for the eco-systems of our own bodies!

Organic has also become more affordable.  There has been a big shift towards organic production in certain areas, which brings prices down.  For example organic milk is now widely available in supermarkets at a reasonable price, roughly 15 pence more per litre than non-organic milk.

Supporting our organic producers and shops is a way to support those who are actively caring for our eco systems, so when we consider the hidden value in organic products, we might feel better about spending that extra cash.

In N. Devon Marshford Organic foods have been supplying the area with organic fresh and dry products since 1986, and it is a family run business.  Many thanks to Marshford for supporting our campaigns and offering a large box of delicious organic vegetables as a prize in this year’s Lifestyle spring clean prize draw.  Let’s get cooking.