It’s organic September – a month to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming.
What is organic?
According to the Soil Association organic is, ‘a system of farming and food production. Organic farmers aim to produce high-quality food, using methods that benefit our whole food system, from people to planet, plant health to animal welfare.’
What are the benefits of organic?
- Supporting biodiversity and wildlife
- Helping to combat climate change
- The highest standards of animal welfare
- Reduced exposure to pesticides
- Food as it should be, and food you can trust
To name a few…
All of our Willy’s products are certified organic by the Soil Association, with our Fire Cider Vinegar winning ‘Best New Product’ at the BOOM Awards (Best Of Organic Market).
We like to take care of the planet and this is why we practice sustainable practices at our probiotic farm in Herefordshire.
Here are just a few of the things we do to look after the environment:
- PROTECTING – Our 200 acres of orchards are all organic, and free of intensive farming. They’ve been that way for 300 years.
- RESCUING – The trend for healthy, fermented remedies like ACV means we can rescue old bitter-sweet orchards which would have been disregarded.
- RECYCLING – We avoid wasting any part of the apple. Anything we don’t use in our ACV is used to generate our own energy for the farm
- PLANTING – We plant over 1,000 more apple trees at our Farm each year. The trees help to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
How can you be organic on a budget?
- Look out for organic in your local supermarket
- Eat seasonally
- Sign up for a box scheme
- Grow your own
- Less and better meat
- Don’t be afraid of the freezer!
- Meal prep
Head over to Soil Association to find out more about Organic September and how you can get involved.