LocalOrganics' goal is to make local organic produce more accessible. In our opinion, the promotion of organic food production holds the key to a world that is fresher, more affordable, simpler, more seasonal, fairer, more community-oriented, more local and above all cleaner. To find out what this means in a practical sense, please keep reading.
What about LocalOrganics.net?
LocalOrganics.net would like to help you find producers of organic products in your area. Do you know what is being produced in your region? Do you know what is in season? We can help you find these answers and hopefully help you in supporting these local producers.
What is organic?
Let's define organics as sustainable food production. With sustainable we mean that it could go on forever, just like the rhythms in nature. Unsustainable production methods may give greater profits in the short-run, but over time degrade their own eco-system - depleting themselves from future profits. While there are many certification processes helping you to make a distinction between organic and non-organic, they may change over time and by country. It requires research to find out exactly how they work.
People choose to buy organics for a variety of reasons. These include: personal health, the health of the planet, and animal well-being. Organics are even bought as a status symbol or out of guilt. Of course all these reasons are debated around the world with great passion. We encourage you to participate and make up your own mind.
At LocalOrganics.Net we are interested in another, less obvious, reason: to support businesses that are sustainable. Organic producers breathe an entirely different attitude to business and life in general. By supporting organic production methods, you support (or vote for) a sustainable world - one we can hand over to our kids with confidence and joy. We call it the silent revolution. We don't complain, we don't protest, we don't tell others what to do - we just simply take our money and help those that support our vision of a kinder, more beautiful world.
Who owns LocalOrganics.net?
LocalOrganics.Net is administered by Sunny Side Up. They are taking care of all the development - free of charge. In the long-run, they hope to recoup some of their investments by taking a small percentage of any electronic commerce transactions on the site, but they guarantee that the main site will never feature any advertising and that it will always be free for people to use (suppliers and buyers) - apart from any financial transactions that may take place on the site.