For several of the farms that stock our deliveries with local produce and goods, this is still a busy time of year. The winter months are often a time to repair and reassess ahead of the growing season.
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Cold winter months aren’t usually what many have in mind when they consider fresh local produce. Snow, sleet, and cold winds are seemingly at odds with the bucolic ideal of fields exploding with fruits and vegetables on balmy days.
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To support sustainable food systems, eating organic is pretty much a slam dunk – right? By choosing organic foods, consumers can look forward to increased ecological biodiversity, healthier soil and water, and an absence of GMOs, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
But the lifespan and, as a result, the impact of our food doesn’t stop there. Between the farms and our forks are vast systems of responsible for the movement of fresh food all year round. And right in the midst is Boston Organics!
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It's Kiwi Berry season! Coming from various farms in Oregon or Pennsylvania. Typically available for delivery from late September until October. The season is limited so get these passion poppers while you can!
We know you value organic produce for the benefits it has both on your health and the environment. But as a busy Bostononian, you might not have time to visit the source -- the farms. At Boston Organics, we also value transparency in the supply chain and make sure that the food you eat comes from truly sustainable operations.
Every season we like to visit growers that are a part of our network. Not only does this help maintain our strong working relationships, but it also gives us an opportunity to ask questions and see how they continue to make positive changes on their farms.
Earlier this summer, we sent a few members of the Boston Organics Crew to western Massachusetts for a few of these visits. Here’s how our day went.
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Sasha Purpura, Executive Director of Food For Free, and Jeff Barry, Boston Organics founder and owner, in our warehouse in 2012 to explain what they do and where our produce donations go each week.
A large part of our mission at Boston Organics is to provide better access to fresh, healthy foods. We want to highlight a key local partnership that helps make this possible.
October is Fair Trade month and World Fair Trade day is in May! We’re celebrating by offering a sale on all of our Equal Exchange products! Equal Exchange lives and breathes fair trade through their company cooperative, purchasing strategy, and mission. We’re proud to be a supporter of their great work!
You probably already know more than a dozen reasons why it’s worth paying a little bit more to eat organic food, but there are plenty of folks who say they don't understand why organic produce costs more than conventional produce.
Mi Tierra’s organic corn tortillas may be made with only three ingredients, but there’s a lot more to them than just corn, water, and lime. Jorge Sosa’s tortillas are a symbol of the modern American dream, undeniable – and delectably edible – proof that a community of caring individuals and socially responsible businesses can persevere in the face of tragedy.
We're getting a special local crop from the fields of Winter Moon Farm - spring-dug organic parsnips! Unbelievably sweet and flavorful, these parsnips are a food-lover's best friend.