So eating organic has really started to become a trend…
Many people think that because they are buying something organic, or ‘natural,’ then it is healthy.
One of the biggest things that people ask me is, “organic or local…which do you think is better?”
I try to answer this in the best way that I can. I always try to opt for local foods as my top priority, but I also get to know my farmers and their practices. Most small farms do not have the money to be certified organic, but could be using organic practices or practices that are even better than the USDA organic standards. The cool thing about buying from local farmers and farmers markets is that you are buying directly from the farmer, so you are connected to your food in a much deeper way then when you buy food at a store. You can talk with your farmer and have a personal experience in buying your food. The dirty dozen and clean fifteen from the EWG also give you a good basis of when you should be more stringent with your organic buying choices.