Organic foods is a big business. People growing organic foods can charge a premium for it, and there are companies that are putting organic labels on food that is not grown organically. Unless you are careful you can be charged a premium for organic foods grown by companies that are not growing food organically. This article will guide you on how to avoid getting ripped off when buying organic foods.
Things You Will NeedTo follow the guidelines listed in this article on how to avoid getting ripped off when buying organic foods.
Step 1The first step to avoid getting ripped off when buying organic foods is to not buy your organic foods from large companies that are producing many types of food. Large companies are constantly being caught for labeling food as organically grown when it wasn't. Also, large companies producing many different types of food can be using the same machines to process different foods that may not have been grown organically. So your organic foods may have come in contact with many other types of food that were not grown organically and become contaminated. Buy your organic foods from small independently owned farms instead.
Step 2The second step to avoid getting ripped off when buying organic foods is to look at the packaging on the food and write down the name of the farm that produced the organic foods. Then perform an internet search for the name of the farm. Many organic farms will have a web site set up detailing how they raise their organic foods and information about their farm. This is a great way to get information on the farm and check that they are growing true organic foods.
Step 3The third step to avoid getting ripped off when buying organic foods is to buy your food from organic farms that are as close as possible to where you live. The farther the food has to travel the greater the chance that preservatives and chemicals have been used to keep the food fresh. Check the address of the farm on the package of the organic foods you are buying. Buy from farms that are close to you as possible so the organic foods did not have far to travel and lessens the likely hood preservatives were used.