Digna Love studies alternative health at Everglades University. She is very health-conscious, and does her best to buy organic food whenever she can.
There are two important things you want to pay attention to when you start buying organic foods.
The first one is the name of the farm that your food is coming from. This is important because different farms may have different soils, and different farmers will have different techniques, which will make even the same foods taste differently.
The second one is the names of the varieties of produce that you buy. For example, there are multiple varieties of nectarines and apples. You want to keep track of what you buy and make notes about the varieties that you like most.
Today, even big chains like Whole Foods are specifying the variety of the crops and name of the farm that a crop is coming from. If you are shopping at a farmers’ market and the description tag doesn’t mention the variety, ask the seller about it. Most small farmers come to farmers’ markets themselves, and striking a conversation is a great way to meet the person that is growing your food, and learn more about the food and the farm that grows it.
Not all varieties of foods grow in all parts of the United States. You can also talk to your local farmers about the varieties that they grow, and their reasons for choosing those varieties. While conventional, non-organic farmers mostly care about yields and size of the crop, organic farmers are much more likely to choose foods that have distinct flavors, and a great nutritional value. This is why Digna Love does her research before buying the food for herself and her family.