Cascadian Farm Organic Goodness

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The reason I started wanting to learn so much about organic for the sake of my health. Why put chemicals into my body when I don’t need to? Why not continually try to find ways to improve my health through food?  

The more I am learning about organic food, the more I am realizing how self-centric and small this viewpoint is. We become interested in things that relate to us, as they relate to us. It makes complete sense for my path into organic to be as a result of health, as a result of how we lead a healthier lifestyle. However, the more time I spend with organic and talking to people passion about organic, a striking penchant toward organic emerges—organic is not about one of us individually, it’s about us being connected to each other, to the Earth, and to the future. It’s about us being  a responsible steward of natural systems and supporting organic farmers and educators who are leaving the Earth a better place than they found it.

Here’s something I absolutely love to do: go to a restaurant, read the menu, and ask the server what’s fresh, local, and organic. Sure, it surprises some servers. Sometimes they explain that - while they don’t know - they’re sure that the ingredients are the best, most sustainable ones around. Some servers get flustered and say things like, “I’ll have to ask the chef.” The last time I ate out, the server asked, “do I have to bother the chef?” The answer, my friends, is always “yes.”

I’ve seen my share of reality TV, and I know that chefs can be scary people. That’s okay, don’t back down. A chef’s responsibility is to know not only what he or she is serving, but also where it comes from. And this will only happen if more diners start asking questions....

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