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It’s Not What You’d Expect: Corporate America’s Takeover of the “Organic” Brand

September 25, 2009

OrganicSigAcqJan08 from ahead, click on this image, make it bigger, read the facts for yourself. I dare you.

To sour your milk even more, go here. Or read this article, which is where I found the chart.

Had enough? Find your local CSA — consumer supported agriculture–and sign yourself up for locally grown, locally owned vegetables.

This summer we’ve been getting our vegetables from a CSA in the Ojai area, Rio Gozo Farm. Subsequently, for less that $25 a week, we’ve eaten more and different vegetables, sometimes struggling to eat them all before the next batch comes. Usually, it’s the equivalent of two shopping bags but it depends on the output of the farm what and how much we get. Since August, we’ve been splitting our box with another family and it’s much more manageable, especially since we grow some of our own vegetables as well and have access to oranges, lemons, avocados and more.

While you’re finding your CSA, locate and patronize wineries local to you also! You’d be surprised how much quality wine is being made all across America these days! I know I am!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2009 10:39 pm

    I had located a farmer’s market 6 blocks from me, and I will try it. I was just talking to my neighbour that the most I miss fresh spices -I wonder if they have them and how expensive they are.I’ll let you know…
    It is interesting that right before I read your post we discussed the role of corporations in Finance class, the need to attract investment in economies of scale and G-20 just took place in Pittsburgh…

  2. September 30, 2009 12:40 am

    That’s really cool! We can get just about any kind of fresh herbs we want at our Farmers Markets most of the year. Let us know how it goes!

  3. October 3, 2009 8:05 pm

    Here most farms are only spring to late fall – the winters are a lot heavier I guess. I went to this small local grocery store and a lot of great stuff ( all I bought was produced by local farmers). The fresh parsley was only 99 cents , the other herbs were $1.98…there was also plenty of other great stuff…

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