Are you keeping up with your new year’s goals to eat healthier? Increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat is one of the best things you can do for your body, especially if you’re stocking up on organic options. When you choose organic produce over conventionally grown options you’re investing in a better you and a better world. We’ll walk you through some of the many benefits today. At Baywater Farms, we make eating delicious, local and organic produce easy year round!
Thanks to the lack of pesticides and the increase in care during the growing cycle, organic produce has naturally higher nutrient levels than conventionally farmed alternatives. Organic foods are higher in antioxidants and lower in heavy metal residues like cadmium, which are a side effect of pesticide use.
GMOs or genetically modified organisms occur when the genetic makeup of a plant is altered to give it different characteristics. While studies have not found any immediate health threats attributed to this process, there is significant concern that it may lead to long term problems.
Even when washed well, most produce will retain traces of the pesticides used on them during the growing process. While many harmful pesticides have been banned in the US, there are plenty more that are still in use and that are still harmful. Along with being not great for humans, they’re even more harmful to the environment, causing disruption to pollinators, birds, wildlife and soil quality.
If you’re sick of pale and water tomatoes, you’ll be the first to understand that organic foods are more delicious. Because they are grown with care, they are delivered to you riper and tastier. Organic foods have a tendency to be slightly smaller, this means that the nutrients they create that make up the flavor are more concentrated.
One of the biggest reasons to choose organic, local produce is to help decrease your impact on the environment. It’s no secret that conventional farming methods cause significant destruction to our planet. When you choose organics, you show big farming that you’re not interested and directly help those who are practicing sustainable methods.
HYDROPONIC MICROGREENS FROM BAYWATER FARMS
Baywater Farms is a sixth-generation family-owned and operated farm servicing Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware beaches, and the Eastern Shore. Baywater Farms is capable of meeting the demands of your produce distributor, restaurant produce supplier, CSA produce supplier, or wholesale produce supplier while maintaining the integrity and character of a small farm. Baywater Farms is about more than just hydroponic lettuce—we also grow heirloom beefsteak tomatoes, shishito peppers, field lettuces, custom grows, watermelon, Maryland’s own fish peppers, and more. When you work with Baywater Farms, you work with an experienced, ethical, and local farm dedicated to providing the highest-quality heirloom produce possible.