Organic vs Natural Meats
Greensbury Market never refers to our meats as natural. That's because we've chosen a much higher standard: organic.
There are no official guidelines for natural foods. The only way we can promise our customers a truly superior product is to embrace the USDA's very strict guidelines for certified organic meats. Look for the USDA seal on our package. What this means to you:
- organic farmers do not use antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones.
- organic meat comes from animals that are given 100 percent organic feed.
- organic animals are given access to the outdoors and/or pastures.
- organic farms do no use most conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation.
- organic farmers emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.
- organic farms are inspected by a Government-approved certifier to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic meats must be certified, too.
For more information about certified organic foods and farms, you can visit the USDA website at www.usda.gov.