Why Buy Organic?

Your choices make a difference! The nearly 800 Vermont farmers and processors that make up Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF) know that local and organic always counts.

5 Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Healthier for You and Your Family

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Supports Your Community

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Better for the Land

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  • Organic farmers protect soil, water, and air quality with practices like crop rotation, cover crops, and composting. By nourishing the soil, organic farmers sequester carbon, reduce harmful waste runoff, and help ensure that our farmland will continue to be fertile and productive into the future.

Tastes Great

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  • Healthy plants and happy animals produce great-tasting food! Plus, local and organic food is raised in accordance with the seasons and using varieties chosen for flavor rather than shelf life—so it naturally tastes fresh, clean, and just like it should!

Grown With No GMOs

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  • Buying certified organic is the best way to avoid exposure to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organic farmers do not use GMO seeds, plants, or animal feeds, and organic processed foods do not contain GMO ingredients.