If you’re looking for a convenient way to get organic fresh produce, Farm Fresh to You offers great organic options! It is located at the Ferry Building Marketplace along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. The Farm Fresh to You store provides Bay Area customers with Capay Organic farm's quality seasonal organic produce. To ensure that customers always have the best selection of local organic produce, they purchase from other local organic growers. The produce at the store is always a representation of the best locally grown organic produce available to the Bay Area. It is really important to support local growers who provide us with organic produce for a healthy lifestyle. Buying locally is a great way to support the economy and your health! Why is organic better? Organic farming practices natural agriculture as opposed to conventional commercial farming. Because of the high demand of food, higher production is encouraged, which often results in unhealthy yet cheaper alternatives to growing food. One way this damages our bodies and the earth is the use of chemicals for pesticide or fertilizer that gets absorbed into the food and is caught in run-off which contaminates the soil and water. It’s a great feeling to know that the food you consume and the land it was grown on is not polluted with chemicals. To ensure that you are getting all the nutrition benefits of your food, choose organic!
Here is a list of produce that is in season now: June-August
Tomatoes, strawberries, melons, peaches, grapes, figs, plums, cucumbers, potatoes, corn, summer squash, snap peas, onions, garlic, peppers, green beans, eggplant, basil.
Author: CJ Murfey, DIAKADI INtern