WILL STARFIELD CENTRE BE GROWING

 CERTIFIED ORGANIC VEGETABLES?

No... Growing Certified Organic would work against our core Mission.

 

OUR MISSION:

We are committed to developing fully integrated systems for the production and distribution of a wide variety of highly nutritious foods, at the lowest possible prices. We are community focused, yet regionally and nationally networked for governance, learning, innovation and food security.

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WHY NOT CERTIFIED ORGANIC?

 

While we support some of the aims of the Certified Organic movement pursuing their model would work against our desire to grow highly nutritious foods at the lowest possible prices.

 

While many of our practices will be in complete harmony with those of the Organic movement, the certification would impose restrictions on our growing techniques which may hinder our ability to increase the nutritional value of the produce. We believe that good tasting and nutritious vegetables are more valuable than carefully regulated foods, no matter how well meaning.

 

Secondly, the certification process adds to the cost of the produce. People on a budget should not have to sacrifice quality for price.

 

Instead, we believe our innovative growing techniques can naturally produce, highly nutritious vegetables at a lower price than traditional farming and greenhouse systems... and certainly at a lot lower price than Certified Organic.