Are you as confused as I am about whether or not the food you buy at the grocery store is slowly poisoning you and your family unless you pay more for the all organic stuff? I mean, the USDA says my broccoli is safe, shouldn’t I believe them? Besides, who can afford to buy all organic? Certainly not me.
As a mom living in the very crunchy state of Colorado, I’ve felt the pressure to have all-natural, organic milk delivered fresh to my doorstep every week in bottles, buy my own grass-fed, organic cow for butchering and to shop at the plethora of organic food stores and farmers’ markets available to us here. Buy local. Buy organic. It all sounds good, but, I’ll admit, I’ve never quite been 100% convinced of the payoff for the extra time and money it takes to do so when I have four, big-food chain stores and an Air Force Base commissary much closer to me, with more selection and lower prices.
So, who do we believe? The USDA or the new organic movement? Does it have to be one or the other, or can we find some common ground?
Read on at ColoradoMoms.com where I share about meeting with CommonGround Colorado: women farmers here in Colorado who are part of a bigger volunteer movement across the country, trying to help consumers struggling with these questions find answers by talking with the very people who grow your food: farmers.