The Grocer loves his vegetables, but most of all he loves his organic vegetables! There’s nothing our Trevor likes better than getting things organised in the produce department, and if you’ve been in to the store lately, you’ll see he’s stocked all these beauties together in one area so you can make the right choice at Fresh Choice, Nelson.
You’ll find lots of local goodies… from within the 200 km radius. We know you want to save on your food miles, so we launched our 200km radius initiative in 2006, and since then we have been buying the majority of our produce locally. But, we’ve also selected the best of other organic vegetables from our growers around the country in Hawkes Bay, Northland and Canterbury.
Our current organic veggies selection includes pumpkin, brassicas, those elusive avocados, citrus fruit, pears, walnuts, parsnips, potatoes, lettuce, spinach, fennel, parsley, mesclun mix, mandarins, radish, beetroot, daikon radish, kale and apples, to name just a few.
Here are 4 reasons why you should be checking out with organic vegetables at Fresh Choice, Nelson.
- 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.
- They taste great! – Pure and simple…. Most organic vegetables simply taste better than their pesticide-grown counterparts, because well balanced soil produces healthy, strong plants.
They last longer – Organic vegetables can have a lower level of nitrates present, and some studies have reported that this gives them a longer shelf life than conventional produce.