by Rebecca Djordjevic
I’m always asked, why is organic food overpriced – is it really better than food grown conventionally? The answer without a doubt is yes! It is not overpriced; you get what you pay for – a system which looks after nature not against her?
The Organic food system is grown with love by farmers who choose to work with nature. It is a choice of what you prefer, at the end of the day conventional food will still partly fuel your body, but organic takes your body to a holistic and superior level of health that you won’t get from anything else. Food is a sacred experience and should be as appreciated as the most important decisions in our life – after all we are nothing without our health.
Growing food conventionally is about cutting costs, saving time and getting more yields for less input at the expense of important nutrients, which should be standard in our food system. I wonder if convenience really is killing us. Have we lost the ability and desire to grow our own food? As society grows and the demands for expediency makes us time poor, will we lose the skills of our grandparents of providing for our families by growing and/or sourcing great local food and making do with what we have?
Farmers growing organically think more about the soil and how to feed and nurture what’s under our feet more than the food, veggies and fruit that grow on top. Organic farming is constantly working on improving the soil so that the soil is full of nutrients, minerals and health to infuse into our food, which is then passed on to you. Organic farmers take time to observe nature. They realise that soil is the most important resource and make choices to love the soil, respect it and feed it with the most abundant nutritious natural food so the plants feed themselves – just like nature intended. It is a soil philosophy that is infused with a lot of commitment, time and definitely hard work. Think about this love and support process that goes on behind the scenes, all for you.
There are some amazing people in our region who live and work organically and holistically inspiring others to adopt a healthier lifestyle. In Central Victoria we are spoilt for choice and we are all the better for living in a region that on the whole, cares for nature. Choosing organic is more than just about food; it is a complete lifestyle decision and your body and soul will love you for it.