End of World, Will Go Organic?

TGIF everybody!

We hope you enjoyed the sun and the fresh produce of last week as much as we all did at New Roots, but we’re glad our farms are getting the much needed rain these last few days (and hopefully seeing the fires in east Washington at their end!).

New Roots Organics Food Bank CollectionA quick shout-out to all of our New Roots patrons is also in order. This month alone we have raised almost $500 for the Food Bank Donations, and are hoping to end the month out strong!┬áIn case you missed our email or are new to New Roots- This is an exciting new way we are helping to raise purchasing dollars to help get fresh produce to more people in our community! We are partnering with the U-District food bank 4 times a year and this month we are focusing on raising money to buy fruit for their program called Packs for Kids. Typically summer fruit is expensive and they are always in need of fresh fruit. So if you want to participate, just click on that icon found where you Shop for Additional Items, and purchase a “Coupon”, they are sold in $5 increments.

Finally, I wanted to leave you with a fun little thought on going organic, and see what you’re reasons for eating organic are. I’ve read many, many articles about the pros and cons of going organic, and seen some pretty unique reasons on both sides of the matter. I stumbled upon the most unique by far today while scanning through i09, which featured an article about ‘preppers’ going organic. Confused by the headline, I read on and discovered that those who are preparing for natural or man-made disasters- the end-of-the-world kind of disasters- are looking to organic sustainable means of growing nutritious food in the future. They are also among the most opposed to GMO’s in the recent controversies.

While I never thought of this being the reason, I’m certainly glad that our organic farm partners will have businesses booming and better than ever this year!

What’s your reason for going organic? Tell us in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

Looking Ahead: Next week we will have Romaine lettuces, Bunched carrots, Summer squash, Cucumbers, Chard, Freshly dug Sweet onions and Yukons, Broccoli, Cherry tomatoes, Purple Kale, Green and Yellow Beans, Bok Choy, Blueberries, Peaches, and Apricots, all from our local Washington/Oregon farms!
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