Here at the CFS we advocate and provide whole foods and super foods that are real; alive -- as fresh picked as possible. Grown in fields, not factories. Grown by farmers, not pharma. Foods that heal, not foods that harm. Think about it. Processed, irradiated, genetically modified foods are dead -- and deadly. They fog your brains, compromise your immune system, dull your senses, heighten anguish and stifle your enthusiasm for life. Socially and environmentally, we are in challenging times and we feel the onus is on us as the providers of the food that will be consumed by our community -- to be ethical and discerning. If as business people we wait for consumer demand to dictate the changes that need to happen in the supermarkets and the workplace -- it might well be too late. Our motto is to put people and planet before profit and power; community before corporations; health before wealth; ecology before economy. As a small community owned business, we hope to model a new paradigm for business.
Our purpose here at the store is to provide a place where people can come to learn new ways to eat, improve digestion, strengthen their immune systems, increase resilience, experience a sense of community and make purchasing choices that do not harm themselves or the planet. It’s a place to meet and a place to be met. From the very core of our hearts we thank you for choosing organic and invite you to join our quest for health and conscious living.
Ecology before economy, health before wealth, community before corporations and people before profit.
Top Ten Reasons to Buy Certified Organic Food
1. Certified organic foods are minimally processed to maintain the integrity of the food without artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.
2. Certified organic food reduces intake of harmful agricultural chemicals and lowers risk of getting illnesses that may be caused by exposure. Children especially benefit from eating certified organic food because their immune systems are not as developed as those of adults. The food choices parents make today will impact their children's future health.
3. Buying certified organic is the only way to guarantee no genetically modified organisms (GMO's). Agri business is producing GMO's, which are seeds that have had the essential nature of the seed adulterated. Certified organically grown products preserve the inherent value of the seed and reject GMO's as dangerous and harmful. Certified organic growers use open-pollinated seed. To date conclusive scientific tests have not shown GMO's to be safe.
4. Buying certified organic food protects the quality of the water by not supporting the use of harmful agricultural fertilizers and chemicals that wash into the water systems, polluting drinking water, rain and killing fish and wildlife.
5. Buying certified organic food supports building and protecting top soil. Soil is the organic farmer's most respected tool. Rather than relying on synthetic fertilizers to provide crop nutrition certified organic growers build their soil through composted or green manure and crop rotation.
6. Certified organically grown products represent a true economy. They appear to be more expensive, but conventionally grown foods do not reflect the cost of contaminated drinking water, loss of wildlife habitat or the cost of cleanup of hazardous waste generated by the manufacturing of agricultural fertilizers and chemicals.
7. Buying certified organic supports family farms who share your concern about our environment and who desire to preserve the resources entrusted to them for generations to come.
8. In developing nations, farm workers suffer from the effects of using agricultural chemicals which are poorly regulated in these countries. Certified organic food imports provide alternative cropping solutions for these growers.
9. Weeds and insects are becoming resistant to the herbicides and pesticides used in conventional agricultural, resulting in an increased use of chemicals to maintain production.
10. Buying certified organic food provides quality, satisfaction and peace of mind.
Thank you to www.grainworks.ca for this valuable summary! Visit their website for more info.
Say No to GMOs
Here at The Community Farm Store we strive to provide a GMO free shopping environment and provide our customers with a peaceful, guilt free shopping experience where you don’t need to read every label - because we have done that work for you.
We understand that our customers don’t want to be putting money in the pockets of big business who work against the very things that we are fighting for. (ie. labeling of GMO foods)
Here are a few examples of brands we no longer carry:
Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox (obviously not concerned about the environment with an endless supply of bleach products and disposable disinfecting items)
Tom’s of Maine is owned by Colgate (Irish Spring, Palmolive, Fleecy and Speed Stick)
New Chapters is owned by P & G (Tide, Swiffer, Febreeze, Pampers & Bounce… to name a few)
Larabar is owned by General Mills (Lucky Charms, Hamburger Helper… not to mention they gave ½ million dollars to oppose Prop 37 which if successful would have required companies to label foods which contain GMOs in California)
just to name a few...