Hurried Homemaker

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January 8th, 2010 by Rhiana

HH Guide to Organics

or-gan-ic (adj):

The National Organic Standards Board defines “organic” as follows:

“Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony.

‘Organic’ is a labeling term that denotes products produced under the authority of the Organic Foods Production Act. The principal guidelines for organic production are to use materials and practices that enhance the ecological balance of natural systems and that integrate the parts of the farming system into an ecological whole …”

Buying organic has become quite the craze!  I am admittedly an organic addict. I buy as much organic as possible for our family.  So, the question is:

  • Why is “organic” important to me/my family?
  • What things should I buy “organic”?
  • I see a lot of organic baby products, what should I buy?
  • Where can I find affordable organic products?

We will be answering these questions with information, examples, places to buy, and giveaways!  Do you have other questions about buying organic and what it means?  Send us a message, comment on this post, or tweet to us!  We will be sure to include your question in our Organics guide!

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2 Responses to “HH Guide to Organics”
  1. I too am addicted to organics! I feel sick anytime I have no choice– but to buy something that is not organic…usually because my grocery store does not carry it, but the guilt is terrible.

    My son prefers organic foods. Seriously. Also, they have more vitamins– check the frozen bags of broccoli and such. Worth it if you ask me.

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