Finding Organic Foods in Phoenix

By: Wayne Hemrick

When you are ready to purchase of the Phoenix homes for sale, you will be sure to go to a Phoenix real estate agent who will analyze the many Phoenix Arizona condos in order to help you find the perfect home. After you are all settled into your new home, you will have time to begin to explore the city and what it has to offer. People who are interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle will find several opportunities to get outside for exercise, but part of your good health has to do with the food you eat. There are several ways for a new homeowner to find excellent organic foods sources in Phoenix.

Organic foods can come from no farther away than your own backyard. Homeowners who also love to cook understand the value of having the freshest produce grown to organic standards. You could endeavor to do this by installing a potager on your property. Potager is a French term for "kitchen garden," and as the name implies your garden is grown with the purpose of providing you with ingredients for your meals. During World War II in America, they were known as Victory gardens. Potagers are wonderful, because you control the growing conditions of each plant, and can ensure that no chemicals are used. You also have the ultimate choice of what to grow. You can grow unusual varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs that are not available in stores because they do not hold up well in shipping. How about white 'Casper' eggplant, or 'Purple Haze' carrots? You also are allowed the pleasure of picking each food at its prime, so that your meals will be full of flavor. Certain vegetables can be grown along with flowers to make an interesting and unique garden, and because of the mild climate, homeowners in Phoenix can usually enjoy home-grown vegetables year round.

If you don't have time to grow your own, there are many wonderful options for finding organic foods. One is to attend a farmers' market. Foods are often locally grown and organic, and because they do not spend days in transit they taste better. You might try the Downtown Phoenix Public Market or Roadrunner Park Farmers' Market on Saturdays.

Another place where organic foods are offered is through a CSA, or community supported agriculture, farm. One such farm is Crooked Sky Farms, located in several spots around the Phoenix area. Subscribers to the farm pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season, which goes directly to the farmer, and then the farmer provides the subscriber with seasonal, fresh produce at regular intervals, usually once a week.
You will find excellent sources for organically grown foods in Phoenix. Your good health will thank you for it.

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