This month sees the return of Organic September, a month-long initiative by the Soil Association to encourage the whole nation to try organic. Throughout the month shops, farms and producers are inviting food lovers to join them and experience what it means to be organic, and to discover the wealth of produce available – from everyday items you buy on the average supermarket shop to more unusual ingredients.
Clare McDermott from Soil Association Certification, says: ‘Small changes can make a huge difference. Choosing organic means helping protect our vital wildlife and reducing your exposure to potentially harmful pesticides and chemicals. Demand for more organic food means more organic farms.’ Throughout September there are events going on around the country, and the Soil Association has also produced an organic discovery pack featuring lots of great discounts from organic brands, hints and tips for going organic, recipes from top chefs, an events calendar, competitions and more.