Why Organic?

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Organic foods...

are often grown with the use of pesticides but what makes them different from conventional farming are the types of pesticides used and farming methods employed.  100% organic produce employs pesticides and fertilizers processed from natural sources while conventional farming utilizes strong chemically synthesized agents, many of which are shown to be damaging to health and the environment. 

We believe what one puts in their body affects health and long-term wellbeing of self and environment; while the decisions we make as consumers collectively shape and effect the environment we share.

Animal Welfare

By 2021, The Plant Cafe Organic will procure 100% of our poultry and eggs from ranches and farms that achieve an animal welfare certification recognized by REAL Certified and ASPCA®  Shop With Your Heart. The welfare of broiler chickens is a growing concern and we, at The Plant, are keen to play a part in making a better system possible for birds. As such, by 2024, 100% of our chicken will be sourced from farms with standards that meet or better Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP) standards for broiler breeds, rearing conditions (including lighting, litter, and enrichment) and stocking density. We will also make sure that our birds are processed in a system that utilizes a pre-shackle multi-step controlled-atmosphere processing system that’s widely hailed as more humane. The requirements above are important for addressing animal welfare and compliance will be demonstrated via third party auditing.

Organic food…

Tastes Great
Organic and locally farmed produce is usually picked when it’s ripe and at its peak flavor and nutritional value. Rich soil, farmed without the use of artificial pesticides, produces healthy plants that taste fantastic.

It’s Healthy
Fresh organic foods often contain more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micronutrients than conventionally farmed produce.

High Standards
Organic certification ensures that food has been grown and handled carefully to avoid the use of unwanted chemicals.

Free from Additives & Preservatives
Eating 100% organic ensures you’re getting food free of chemical preservatives, antibiotics, growth hormones and genetically engineered products.

Good for the Earth
Organic soil practices protect our water resources by avoiding nitrogen-leaching fertilizers and polluting chemicals. Organic agriculture helps prevent these chemicals from getting into the air, earth and water.

Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable farming provides a secure living for farm families; maintains the natural environment and resources; supports the rural community; and offers respect and fair treatment to all involved, from farm workers to consumers to the animals raised for food.