We all know that organic food is better for us. Frequent reports and studies have shown that our bodies absorb more nutrients from organic fruit, vegetables, meat and grains. However, everyday life can get in the way of our good intentions and we do not always find ourselves going out of the way to purchase specifically organic food. Many large and conveniently located supermarkets offer tempting prices on non-organic produce, so it truly takes sticking to your convictions to seek out organic food. However, if you are fortunate to be a resident of Vancouver, procuring organic food is a little bit easier, as there are many convenient – here are some helpful tips to make sure you can buy and eat more organic food.
Go to Farmers’ Markets
Vancouver is famous for its array of farmers’ markets, which are spread throughout the city and throughout the greater Vancouver area. Many of the farmers’ markets take place on a weekly basis from May to October, but it is possible to attend indoor markets during winter months too. Find out which market is closest to your home and plan a day out with your family, buy some delicious lunch from an organic food truck and enjoy picking out seasonal, local produce for your loved ones.
Order an organic food box
There are many great produce companies in Vancouver that offer organic food box deliveries straight to your door. You can make your order online and receive a weekly or bi-weekly delivery of seasonal organic produce – fruit, vegetables and dairy, to your home. This is a great way of increasing your intake of organic food and appreciating seasonal foods while they taste their best.
Discover your local organic market
You probably know where the closest chain supermarket, gas station and convenience store are located in your neighbourhood – but do you know where the closest store selling organic food is? Whether it is an organic butcher, such as Pasture to Plate, or a produce store, make an effort to familiarize yourself with your local organic food suppliers and gradually make the switch to shopping there for your staples – eggs, milk, meat, fruit and vegetables. Your body will thank you!