Organic September

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This September, join us to raise awareness of all the brilliant benefits organic farming can bring for our climate, nature and our own health. Organic September is about celebrating everything organic and the hard work and dedication that goes into growing organic produce, while working with nature.

Why shop organic?

  • Organic farming rebuilds soil health and stops harmful chemicals from getting into our water supplies.
  • Organic farmers don’t rely on chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
  • Organic farming releases fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Organic farms and crops are pollinator-friendly and protect bees, pollinators and wildlife from toxic chemicals.
  • Organic farming uses sustainable methods of food production and embodies the respectful use of the countryside and concern for animal welfare.

How to introduce organic?

  • Start small. You don’t have to one day completely change all products you eat to organic produce. Why not start with doing one all-organic meal a week or putting one or two all-organic products in a meal every day and see how you get on? A little is better than none.
  • Buy in-season produce as this will keep your costs down as well as maybe inspiring recipes with in-season options.
  • Speak to someone in store about organic products to suit you, your lifestyle and your budget.
  • Join the Soil Organisation’s Organic community to learn all about ways you can get involved and tips for living a more sustainable life, without breaking the bank. Find out here.

Organic education we suggest supporting:

  • Kiss The Ground documentary: Sheds light on an alternative approach to farming called “regenerative agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world. Available on Netflix.
  • Living Soil: a 60-minute documentary that captures the history – and significance – of the soil health movement. Available from their website here or on youtube here.

  • Gortbrack Organic Farm is an award winning, innovative centre for Environmental Education, Local Organic Food Training and Development, Eco Landscaping and Cabin Accommodation, based on a 9-acre site overlooking Tralee Valley, Co. Kerry.

Our Organic Recipes:

Peanut Butter Chickpea Curry

Find the details here.

Smoky Barbeque Breakfast Bean Skillet

Find details here.

Autumnal Loaded Quinoa Sweet Potatoes

Find details here.