But even as more Americans buy foods with the organic label, the products are increasingly removed from the traditional organic ideal: produce that is not only free of chemicals and pesticides but also grown locally on small farms in a way that protects the environment.
Consumers who’ve long been judicious about what they put into their bodies are now taking the same thoughtful research measures with regard to what they put on them.
Instead of peeling the label off your apple, next time you might just wash it.
Emrich, a former investment manager, started Backyard Chicken Run two years ago.
Stouffer, a 37-year-old Alexandria resident, started the business five years ago when her son Emory was about 1 year old.
On a recent Saturday at Smorgasburg, the waterfront food market that has become an epicenter of Brooklyn’s artisanal food movement, Scott Bridi, 36, was demonstrating his creativity at $5 a pop in front of a small crowd.
Lake now uses only organic products in Artiste Organic Salon and Spa, her new salon on Main Street in Hobart.