It’s that time of year again when the Soil Association claims September as it’s own and asks us all to #chooseorganic. Clearly this is something we are passionate about at OHC HQ and here are just a few reasons why:
I like to know what is in my food and have confidence that I am limiting the chemicals I put in my body. Government tests in 2015 found that 43% of British food contained pesticide residues. I don’t know about you but I feel uncomfortable about that.
Organic food just tastes so good. I always put flavour first and there are some incredible UK brands out there making some fantastic organic products. And by buying your vegetables in season, or growing your own, and making simple switches (e.g.. cheese) it doesn’t even increase your weekly shopping bill. My favourite cheese is Godminster Organic Cheddar, made in Somerset and bursting with flavour. It goes really well with the Kitchen Garden Real Ale organic chutney and if I could I’d eat it every day!!
I also love the great British countryside and our wonderful wildlife. It makes sense to me that organic farming is kinder to wildlife and studies show that there are 30% more varieties on organic farms than non-organic. Given that British wildlife has declined by 50% since 1970 it feels important to give what is left the best chance I can.
Making small changes
Am I always organic? Of course not. Do I sometimes think it can be expensive? Yes. But I try to take a pragmatic approach and introduce some swaps where it makes sense for my family. So have a think this month about trying something new and making some small swaps. Who knows, you might find a new favourite for your family. You’ll find some great ideas on the Soil Association website to get you started.
And to help you on your journey this #OrganicSeptember we offer free shipping on all Hampers . Use code OHCSept at the checkout to qualify.