The "Organic" label indicates the produce has been grown through approved methods in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation and genetic engineering may not be used. More than 98 percent of our produce is certified organic.
We work with small farmers who grow items labeled "natural." These growers either didn't pursue organic certification through the USDA or they didn't qualify. We support these farmers and require that they refrain from using synthetic/chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In addition, they are required to fully disclose their growing practices. We will always provide as much information as we can regarding their products.
We proudly support organic growers in Southwest Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Washington who are committed to growing organic food for our community.
“Conventional” or “commercially grown” produce has a different set of regulations where synthetic fertilizers and pesticides/herbicides can be used and where "monoculture" farming can be employed. In the U.S., 85 to 90 percent of produce sold is conventional. We are committed to the organic movement, but we also realize not every produce item is always available organically (or may be price prohibitive).