Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Organic Evolution

The Organic EvolutionOrganic farming has made a big hit in Missouri and the nation. While organic farming used to be a small niche market, it is expanding into a larger and more integral part of the fruit and vegetable industry every day. This article from 24-7 Press Release shows that now 20-30% of all produce in grocery stores is grown organically and how farmers are improving their technology in selling products to improve those percentages even more.

Merchant Accounts for Organic Produce Vendors

Organic produce has worked its way from a nonsensical luxury to a fringe health craze to the mainstay of the fruit and vegetable industry. Once, when farms were being forced to shut down, the farmers chose to grow organic produce to supplement their incomes. In rural areas, farmers offered co-op markets where mostly local residents could pay an annual upfront fee and visit the market once or twice a week to pick up a predetermined amount of organic produce for their families. In many cases this type of business became more than a supplement than a sideline.

Read the entire story here.

1 comment:

mom2manyboyz said...

I love the blog. I'm from Kansas and went organic 2 years ago. I buy local and organic when I don't grow it myself. I wrote an article about knowing what to buy organic if you are on a budget.