The last couple of weeks I've heared people mourning the coming of Fall and lament that Summer has passed them by. 'Where did the time go?' 'I didn't get to enjoy Summer yet.'
From my perspective I'd like to say that this Summer has been amazing and fruitful on so many fronts. Working out of my garden has given me such perspective and gratitude for what our organic farmers do so well. When my broccoli was eaten by mites (I got one good head before those white fuzzy bugs ate the rest) and the corn by the birds and then the cucumbers succumbed to an illness that I still haven't been able to diagnose, it really struck me how scientific and prepared and creative organic farmers must be.
Here at Vibrant Veggies we source only organic ingredients because we know that it is not only more nutritious for our bodies, not only tastes better and looks more beautiful, but because it also supports the land and those that work this land. When we get down to it, nobody wants to feed their child pesticides and noone wants their loved one, neighbor or the waterways and wildlife to suffer from the consequences of close contact with pesticides. It just doesn't make sense.
So the choice to be organic is a clear one. One that supports VV's mission and I have to believe, yours too. Studies have shown that organically grown food is more nutritious, contains more antioxidants (known protectors of our cells), tastes better and very importantly supports your hard-working, local farmer.
My green thumb wasn't all yellow this season- we did reap a bounty of beautiful heirloom tomatoes, and enough chard, kale and spinach to give away by the bags-full. I also picked enough weeds to fill a dumpster. But as I wipe my brow and sit down to a delicious meal prepared with the fruits of my labor, I can't help but smile at the coming of Fall. Afterall there's squash, pumpkin, kale, mixed greens, carrots......
Lorissa, co-creator @ Vibrant Veggies
Heirloom tomato bounty