Looking for Organic Produce, Oils, Grains, Dairy Products and more? We've got'em. Organic foods are defined as those that are produced without the use of chemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers commonly used in cultivation and drugs, such as antibiotics and hormones given to commercial livestock.
We have a long - and growing - list of Organic products including milk, eggs, cheese, flour, beans, grains, nuts, granola, broths, spaghetti, yogurt, butter, peanut butter, olive oil, coconut oil, and lots of produce including potatoes, carrots, turnip, cabbage, kale, onions, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, celery, broccoli, cucumbers, lettuce, cauliflower, celery, yams, bananas, apples, kiwi, avocados, green beans and more!
We are constantly expanding our organic selection at Cochran's. During the winter months most of our organic produce comes from the Southern US, but during the summer we buy as much as we can from New Brunswick and the Maritimes. Cochran's tries to buy as much locally grown organic or naturally grown produce as possible.
Organic explained Here at Cochran's Country Market we try to provide as much organic produce, meat and food stuffs as possible to our customers.
Is organic food better for you?... We believe the answer is yes; organic foods are better for you, your family and the environment. First, let's define organic food.
It is food produced (grown, stored, processed, packaged and shipped) with the avoidance of most synthetic chemical inputs (such as pesticides, antibiotics, fertilizers, food addititives, and more); with no genetically modified foods organisms; no irradiation; and no use of sewage, rejected food, or other unpalatable products not fit for consumption.
Additionally, organic food must use farm land that has been free from chemicals for a number of years (often, three or more) and that has been tested to prove 'clean' soil.
Organic certification procedures will require that the food producer and/or distributor keeps detailed written records (of where, when, and how the food was produced) and keeps the organic food segregated from non-organic food if working with both foods.
We are convinced that organic food is better, healthier and tastier than non organic food. Of those three attributes, the most important - from an environmental perspective - is the healthier attribute. And what is healthier for our environment is also healthier for humans, animals, vegetation, and the planet. The benefits of organic food are numerous. To provide some balance: there are some cons of organic foods. For the most part, organic foods will cost more to produce (at least initially as producers go through the organic process).
And, without the synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, organic fruit and vegetables may look more blemished but have much more flavour and taste. You need that flavour and taste when you cook, freeze, can or 'put food by', and eat your home grown food.
By preserving your organic food, you and your family can eat healthy foods all year long.