Environmental Stewardship

Buy organic and naturally grown food if possible

According to the USDA census, Massachusetts has 198 organic farms. Organic agricultural practices avoid synthetic chemicals when producing vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and dairy. Most synthetic agricultural chemicals are manufactured from fossil fuels, which emit greenhouse gases. Check a product’s label to see if it is organic or naturally grown. Mass Grown contains a map of farms, markets, and agricultural activities that feature Massachusetts-grown food.
Did you know? From our farms to grocery stores to dinner tables, 30% of the food we grow is never eaten. At 2.8 trillion pounds, that’s enough food to feed three billion people, the people that go to bed hungry every night (National Geographic Magazine).