Organic is Close To Home
Here at ACORN we firmly believe that organic food is best grown close to home. Our mission is to grow a vibrant Atlantic Canadian organic community and that includes you, the eater. We want to connect you with local organic food!
Atlantic Canadian farmers are growing certified organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, grains, eggs and meat. Processors are creating craft beers, wines, coffee and maple syrup, just to name a few. We even have local certified organic salmon, mussels and oysters.
When you buy local organic you’re getting fresh food grown without synthetic pesticides. Organic food is non-GMO and animals are raised without antibiotics or growth hormones. Processed organic foods contain no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.
Buying local helps us get to know the farmers that grow our food. It reconnects us to where our food comes from and helps us appreciate the flavours of each season. Supporting local organic means supporting safer working conditions for farmers and farm workers and keeps synthetic pesticides out of our environment.
Buying close to home also supports our local economies and rural communities. You’ve heard of “community supported agriculture” but consider that agriculture also supports community. Vibrant family farms keep our rural communities alive and shorter supply chains strengthen our regional resilience.
If you are concerned about sustainable food production in Atlantic Canada, you can feel good about choosing Organic: Food with Principles. Guaranteed.
Did You Know?
Approximately 3% of Canadian farms are growing organic products.
According to the Stats Canada 2021 Census of Agriculture, approximately 5,700 farms grew organic products in 2021. These farms make up 3.0% of total Canadian farms up from 2.2% in 2016.
While the demand for organic continues to grow, the vast majority of organic food sold in Canada is imported. It will take consumer demand for local organic to convince more Canadian farmers to transition to organic practices.
Did You Know?
There are close to 200 certified organic producers in Atlantic Canada.
To find out where you can buy local organic food go to Where to buy!