Before really diving into the difference between these two growing methods, we first wanted to provide you with the definition of each.
Organic: food produced without the employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants or pesticides (Merriam Webster Dictionary, 2023)
Chemical Free: Not using artificial chemicals in farming, such as insecticides and fertilizers. (Wiktionary, 2023)
Upon finding these two definitions, we had to ask ourselves what the difference really is. Why is the "Organic" produce in grocery stores so much more expensive? Did you know that to become "certified organic," you must submit an application to a certifying body that reviews your application? An inspector is sent to your site to ensure you comply with the Canadian Organic Standards (Alberta.ca, 2023). If at any time you are found to not comply with the organic standards, your organic certification is revoked.
You can see why we have, while essentially the same thing, decided to become chemical-free. By not using chemicals or sprays, we are ensuring that we provide you with produce that is fresh and full of deliciousness in every bite. We can also spend more time focusing on perfecting and growing the produce. We are not saying that Organic is a bad thing, but we at Beettam Acres want to keep our products affordable and readily available for our customers. As always, we encourage you to do your own research when buying products.
Because remember, if you can't Beettam… grow em'