Organic foods are a big part of what we offer you at your local supermarket, Fresh Choice Nelson. We want you to be able to eat well, eat local and eat organic.
The Fresh Choice Nelson organic selection has grown immensely over the twenty years we’ve been in business. These days we’re not just talking fruit and veg, we’re bring you produce, meat and even wines and beers! We’d go so far as to say we can offer you the biggest organic food selection in Nelson… In fact we think “O” stands for “Oh Man we’ve got great Organics!”
Here’s the low down on what the big “O” means…
The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Specific requirements must be met and maintained in order for products to be labeled as such.
Crops must be grown in safe soil, have no modifications, and must remain separate from conventional products. Farmers are not allowed to use synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers.
Livestock must have access to the outdoors and be given organic feed. They may not be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or any animal-by-products. (Source – helpguide.org)
If you’re not sure how eating organic foods can be beneficial read on… Here are our top 3 reasons to buy organic foods!
- You’ll be taking in more of the good stuff – Many studies show that organic food is often higher in nutrients than traditional foods. We’re talking more vitamin C, more minerals (calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium) and more antioxidants.
- You’ll be doing your bit – Organic farming has been around for thousands of years, and it’s protecting your future. Some modern agricultural practices are environmentally destructive through widespread use of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilisers, often resulting in drastic environmental damage. Wildlife is also being harmed by exposure to pesticides.
- It tastes great! – Pure and simple…. Most organic food simply tastes better than its pesticide-grown counterparts.
Call in to Fresh Choice Nelson and check out our organic range, it’s all around the store but clearly identified by its labelling, and our super friendly staff can always help you out!