Eating, drinking and using organic products is something very important to us at Patom Organic Living, and we’d like to share with you why we do what we do.
What is organic farming?
Farming the way our great grandparents did, years ago. No harmful pesticides, chemicals, or fertilizers are used in the process.
Why should I buy organic?
Buying organic puts your vote towards a better world for humans and our planet. By buying organic produce, you are supporting ethical businesses and know that you are not supporting the demand for crops grown with chemicals.
Why is it important to eat organic food?
This is beneficial in many ways when it comes to the health and wellness of the environment, wildlife, farmers, you, and your loved ones.
What can you expect from organic produce?
- When something is grown seasonally, the plants follow the natural flow of how it should grow, as it does in nature, which also means that no chemicals are needed in the process.
- Sometimes there might be blemishes on your fruits or vegetables, but this is just a sign that we didn’t use any harmful pesticides to chase away pests. As we like to say it, if it’s good enough for nature to enjoy, it’s good enough for us!
- When vegetables are left to grow in their own time, the flavors are able to develop and intensify, creating a more flavorful plant.
How can you make a difference?
- Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season.
- Buy “ugly” fruits and vegetables.
- Ask questions about how your produce is grown and who grew it.
What difference are you making?
- When you buy organic produce, farmers don’t have to use chemicals that would be harmful to their health.
- These chemicals are expensive, and lead to farmers being in debt. When you buy organic produce, you don’t promote the use of these chemicals.
- No chemicals for the land also means that the natural ecosystems are restored and there are no harmful chemicals running off to our water sources.
The vegetables that we sell at Patom are bought directly from the farmers. There is no middleman, in other words, we make no profit from these organic vegetables. Order your organic fruits and vegetables and learn about the Sookjai Foundation here. You can pick up your order at Patom, or look through our fridges for our bi-weekly deliveries straight from the farm!