You can buy food locally without it being organic, and you can buy food which has been shipped in from another country and it's the highest quality of organic you can find. So how do you tell the difference and how does it help you to make the right choices about the kind of food that you're buying and eating? Let's take a look at some of the differences between organic and locally grown food.
What are the main characteristics of organic food?
In order to compare organic and locally grown food, let's first look at some of the main characteristics of organic food, regardless of where it's grown or sold.
What are the main characteristics of locally grown food?
Let's now consider the main characteristics of locally grown food to understand better the relationship between organic and locally grown foods and where their similarities and differences lie.
So what are the differences between organic and locally grown foods?
As you can see, locally grown food isn't always organic. If you're trying to live an organic lifestyle, don't just assume that your local farmer is trading organically. Ask if the food products that are selling are certified organic, and if not, it might be time to shop elsewhere.