Now that you become more educated about organics — the soil, the rhizosphere and mineral benefits as well as their gift to us — there’s one more thing you need to know: Where to find organic foods!
Before I share a list of resources to help you find local sources of organic foods near you, there’s one thing I want to clear up.
Although the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) is prohibited in organic products, that hasn’t stopped people from claiming that there’s no difference between them.
Take look at the most recent chart that details the Organic Processing Industry Structure from 2020, created by Dr. Philip Howard, a professor at Michigan State University and a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.
Since Dr. Howard created this chart nearly 20 years, you can see the exploding number of mainstream companies that have bought into organic food production, from M&M Mars and Unilever to Pepsi, General Mills and Coca-Cola! (Download the latest chart from August 2020.)
I’ve studied a lot about organic farming and the differences between it and commercially farmed foods. The gulf between the two couldn’t be wider, and the difference will dictate the future state of your health!
Here’s some recommendations to help you find sources of organic foods near you:
- Contact your local Chamber of Commerce to find out if they have a farmers organization.
- Search for farmers markets and outlets for community-supported agriculture at Local Harvest.
- Find local contacts for food sources at a chapter of the Weston A. Price Association near you.
- Discover healthy resources for real milk on the Raw Milk Finder web page of A Campaign for Real Milk.