All of Earthbound Farm products are certified organic, which means they are grown with cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that promote ecological balance, conserve biodiversity and avoid the use of toxic and persistent chemicals and synthetic fertilizers, GMOs and irradiation. Foods labeled as certified organic are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing, among […]
What is my assurance that Earthbound Farm produce is organically grown?
Products labeled as “organic” and “made with organic” are regulated by the National Organic Program (NOP) and certified by an independent third-party USDA-accredited certifier. All Earthbound Farm products carry the USDA Organic Seal, which guarantees that they are certified organic by an independent agency — in our case, California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), accredited by the USDA’s National Organic Program.
Are Earthbound Farm products genetically modified?
No. The use of genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is prohibited by the National Organic Program in certified organic products. This means at Earthbound Farm, we can’t plant GMO seeds, nor can we use any GMO ingredients in producing any of our final, packaged products. To meet the USDA organic regulations, we must […]
How do you ensure that your products containing produce from other countries are truly organic?
All food that bears the USDA organic seal has been grown and produced in accordance with the USDA’s organic standards (or equivalent*) and certified by an accredited certifying agency, regardless of where in the world it was grown. Earthbound Farm’s certifying agency is California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), accredited by the USDA’s National Organic Program. Anything sold under the […]
Why does organic produce sometimes cost more?
Prices for many organic produce items are coming very close to their non-organic counterparts. But even as organic farming scales up, it will always be a bit more labor intensive than conventional farming and that accounts for a big part of the cost differential. While modern and technically-savvy organic farmers rely on people-powered cultural and […]
Do I need to wash organically grown produce?
Regardless of growing practices, it’s always a good idea to wash all fruits and vegetables that are not marked ‘pre-washed’ before eating them. Our pre-washed salad greens are ready-to-eat and do not need to be washed prior to use.