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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.

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?

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.

A study done on pesticide exposure showed increased prevalence of neurologic symptoms and changes in neurobehavioral performance, reflecting cognitive and psychomotor dysfunction.”A study led by Dr. Maryse Bouchard in Montreal, and published in the journal, Pediatrics, associates exposure to pesticides with increased cases of ADHD in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 4.5 million children aged 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the rate of diagnoses rose 3% per year.

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 %6.3 percent of farming in Ontario ?

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