We are in the midst of a shift in the food marketplace. Consumers are learning more about what goes into the foods they buy and using this knowledge to make healthier food choices. Three simple-sounding tenets govern the process of finding high-quality, nutrient-rich, and sustainable foods from all the options available to us:

  • Buy organic
  • Buy non-GMO
  • Buy local

While these guidelines sound simple, what does it really mean if a food is labeled USDA Organic? Are GMOs bad for you? Food is cheaper at the local big-box store, why should I pay more for local produce?

As studies continue to show, there are many issues with the current industrial agriculture system that produces most of the foods available in grocery stores, including the possibilities of environmental damage, risks to human health, and simply, foods that are lower in nutritional value than those grown with more sustainable practices.

Our blog series by Katie Casto Hynes on the importance of buying organic, non-GMO, and local foods defines these trends and explores the benefits of these agricultural practices so that you can make the most informed decisions possible about the foods you choose to purchase for yourself and your loved ones.



Buying Organic

By Katie Casto Hynes, Team RESTORE


Why Non-GMO

By Katie Casto Hynes, Team RESTORE


Buy Local

By Katie Casto Hynes, Team RESTORE