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Organic, Nutritious, Fresh

When it comes to growing healthy, nutritious food, nothing is more important than the knowledge and dedication of organic farmers.   With the rise in big agriculture we are being exposed to many chemicals that are affecting our health. It’s time we change our food demand; together we will see farmers rise to the occasion. Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. With our expanding network of certified organic farmers Trussler’s Harvest is able to work with more and more farmers who are passionate about organic,  clean, quality foods.

Organic Standards

Food that is labelled “organic” has been grown or raised without synthetic chemical fertilizers, pest killers (pesticides), weed killers (herbicides), hormones, or drugs. Synthetic means that they are made in a lab. This means that farmers and ranchers who grow organic food:
 
Use only natural pest killers, such as plant oils, soap, fungus-eating bacteria, or bugs that eat other bugs.
Use only natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost.
Feed their animals only organic food.
Don’t give their animals antibiotics or growth hormones.
Don’t use genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are plants or animals whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering.
Don’t use irradiation, which means using X-rays or other types of rays to kill pests, change the way plants grow, or keep vegetables and fruits from spoiling as fast.

Feeding your family organic foods

By their very nature, children are more sensitive to pesticides than adults. A child’s body continues to grow until 18, and their brain and nervous system are under development until the age of 25. We are all exposed to more chemicals than ever before, though imagine the body burden our children are now experiencing, while their systems are growing? There is enough evidence to say that organic food is better for children.

Organic “It’s simply produced in a healthier way, without pesticides, fungicides, depleted soil and contaminated water sources.  As my kids grow up, I want to know I’ve done everything I could to put the right things in their bodies.” Kara Trussler mother of 4 age 38.

 

Study released on Oct 22, 2018

Organic Food consumptions lowers your cancer risk by %25    see study here

This is exciting news. Finally all the hard work is paying off feeding ourselves and our loved ones Organic goodness. These are some pretty striking results, and this is the first study of this scale to find such clear support of organic foods. The study was well designed, and allowed the research team to follow up with the 68,946 participants over several years to see how their food choices impacted cancer risk, while controlling for confounding variables like dietary patterns and other lifestyle factors. We still need MORE research on the impacts of how our consumption patterns impact our health, but until then I’ll be choosing organic!” 

eating an organic diet may significantly lower cancer risk.

 

FOOD FOR Thought, before you bite into the Apple ! 

Conventional Apples.

Diphenylamine (DPA)
Thiabendazole
Pyrimethanil
Chlorantraniliprole
Acetamiprid
Imidacloprid
Carbendazim (MBC)
Tetrahydrophthalimide (THPI)
Methoxyfenozide
Fludioxonil
Thiacloprid
Boscalid
Pyraclostrobin
Phosmet
Azinphos methyl
Fenpyroximate
Endosulfan II
Myclobutanil
Diazinon
Trifloxystrobin
Spinetoram
Endosulfan I
Etoxazole
Pendimethalin
Fenpropathrin
Fenbuconazole
Carbaryl
Endosulfan sulfate
Flonicamid
Chlorpyrifos
Cyhalothrin, Total (Cyhalothrin-L + R157836 epimer)
Spinosad
o-Phenylphenol
Imazalil
Chlorpropham
Difenoconazole
Permethrin cis
Esfenvalerate+Fenvalerate Total
Buprofezin
Thiamethoxam
Pyriproxyfen
Tebuconazole
Pronamide
Methoxychlor olefin
Dicofol p,p’
Permethrin trans
DCPA

Organic produce is not covered in a cocktail of pesticides. The average conventionally-grown apple has 40-67 potentially toxic chemicals on its skin, even after rinsing. Trust your instincts, and go organic!

More Expensive?

Organic food is not really more expensive than intensively farmed foods, as we pay for conventional foods through our taxes. We spend billion of dollars every year cleaning up the mess that agro-chemicals make to our natural water supply. Go organic for a genuine more cost-effective future. You will also notice that once you start eating more wholefoods, less processes and with a larger amount of nutrients you will need less food. Cheap food makes you hungry, pesticides disrupt hormones causing all sorts of adverse effects such as diabetes, obesity and other chronic health conditions.

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I don’t even know where to begin but I can say it takes a special person to take on a career in farming.  A person taking on an organically certified farm is not only special but courageous.  A farmer’s livelihood is dependent on his/her abilities and on nature.

Once the growing season begins farmers and their family’s and aids work long hours to ensure the crops planted grow throughout the season and are ready and harvested in a timely manner.  We sometimes take for granted what is required to produce the fruits, vegetables and meats we expect to eat every day.

While we are preparing for vacation time in the summer farmers are gearing up for long, back breaking hours to make sure the crops are irrigated and weeded until harvesting commences.

Organic prices are only slightly higher than conventional but a whole lot better for you. Organic farmers cannot compete with the prices of the box stores.  But then the box stores cannot compete with the freshness and the taste of organically grown produce. Here at Trussler’s Harvest we have done all the hard work and you simply get to sit back and enjoy the bounty delivered right to your door. Did you know that that organic farming only makes up for %1.8 percent of farming in Ontario.The predominant category of certified organic and/or transitional products reported in Ontario was field crops and hay. The Organic Sector is growing but as the demand for organic fruits and vegetables has grown, the number of acres used to farm those crops has remained about the same. If we want to see more organic food choices we will need more farmers … PERIOD. Choosing organic today creates a demand locally so that more farmers will start to choose organic as their growing standards. Today’s choice affects tomorrows future, so let’s choose wisely.

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