Organic in Yakima

organicMore and more consumers are looking for organic foods, that is, those that are grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, etc.  In response to that, more farmers are growing organically, and an increasing number of grocery stores offer organic foods, especially in the produce section.

So, where’s the best place to buy organic foods in Yakima? We lack the large natural grocers that you will find in larger cities, but still a number of conventional grocery stores and some health food stores offer certain items. And, of course, you can find some organically-grown fruits and vegetables at the Yakima Farmers’ Market. While the selection of such items is increasing, there still are gaps, seasonal variations, and extra costs.

We’d love to hear about your experiences in buying organic in Yakima. Are you finding what you want? Where is favorite place to go? Sound off in the comments.

For more information on the national standards for organic foods, visit the USDA website.

 

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