There’s a lot of debate over the cost associated with shopping organic. Certainly some products can be more expensive due to availability or sourcing, but in general, one doesn’t have to break the bank in order to eat organic. One of our assistant grocery managers, Kristen Avery, set out to prove it.Read More
For 40 years the High Falls Food Co-op has been committed to providing it’s members and shopping community with the healthiest, most environmentally safe, and animal welfare friendly products.
Our product standards reflect our by-laws which state that the HFFC “make(s) directly available foods that are wholesome, economical and are as organic and additive free as possible, and represent alternative nutritional sources. Other goods will be made accessible which reflect similar concern for their effect on the health and environment during production and disposal. Local and regional networks will be supported, particularly for ecological and economical reasons that further our purposes.”Read More
Ralph Swenson Jr. is a farmer with a conscience.
He objects when companies play on the organic label to jack up prices. ”The high costs just aren’t warranted,” he says. Organic farming has some added costs, Swenson acknowledges, but there are also many costs that are not there that some companies try to pass along anyway.Read More