There are many valid reasons to choose natural and organic food over non-organic food. By eating food that is untainted by poisons such as chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, you will not only be eating produce that is physically uncorrupted, but also produce that is grown in chemical-free (and thus more fertile) soil, making the food more nutritious.
Since the advent of the Internet, knowing where to buy organic food is much easier than before. Generally speaking, if you want to purchase high quality organic food, then you need to avoid supermarkets completely (even those that sell ‘organic’ brands – these are almost never fully organic!) and focus on produce sold by organic farms, co-operatives, markets, and whole food stores. Organic farms are the best all-round option, because their owners operate as both growers and farmers, and they are likelier to sell the freshest produce.
So, let’s take a look at some of the best organic farms in the UK and America. All of the following offer home delivery.
Purchasing Organic Food in the UK
Perhaps the best organic food retailer in the UK is Riverford, a Devon-based organic farm that ships its produce – which ranges from organic fruits and vegetables to dairy and meat – across the country (provided your order exceeds £12.50). You can set up a direct debit for weekly orders.
Other excellent organic farms in the UK that provide home delivery include Woodlands Farm, Farmaround, The Farm Shed, Trinity Farm, Bridgefoot Organic Farm, and The Organic Farm. I have had excellent experiences with all of them.
Purchasing Organic Food in America
Americans are both blessed and cursed regarding food. On the one hand, you experience arguably the most corrupted and unhealthy food on the planet. But on the other hand, presumably as a response to this growing toxicity, you also enjoy one of the most active and growing natural health subcultures in the world – and hundreds of organic farms spread across the nation to boot.
Due to the size of America, it is rare to find a farm willing to deliver nationwide. Instead, I’ve compiled a compact list of some of the best organic farms that deliver to one or more states. If your state is not on this list, then you could use a search engine to pull up the most relevant results (try using the terms ‘organic farm’ and ‘yourstate’). The most reputable and popular farms tend to be on the first results page.
- Farm Fresh to You – Owners of multiple organic farms around the country. You can locate the nearest farms of theirs to you using their website’s zip code search.
- Planet Organics – A popular online store that delivers to people in North California.
- Eatwell Farm – Good organic farm based in, and delivers to, Southern California.
- Off the Vine – Deliver to certain locations in Georgia, Florida, Alabama.
- Urban Organic – Located in, and deliver to, New York City.
This list could go on forever, but you probably get the idea – use the Internet to search for organic farms based in your state. Once you’ve found a nice organic farm that delivers to your area, you’ll never have to question where to buy organic food again – well, unless you decide to move home and need to start your search anew!