Make Sure that Meat is Organic! Part 3

If you are willing to pay more for healthy food, you should get the excellence you’re paying for. The trouble is, many companies are trying to take advantage of people searching for organic products by labeling their products dishonestly.

In our last blog, we explored the concept of “greenwashing” and what to watch for. As it turns out, store brand products, cosmetics, and body care products are the most commonly greenwashed. In this blog, we are going to go over a few more tips for ensuring you get organic products.

  • Look at the PLU code
    • If you are not sure if you’re holding an organic product, find the number under its barcode. This is the Product Lookup Code, and it’s used to identify products.
    • If the product is organic, it’s PLU number will begin with a 9 and then have four numbers.
    • If it is not organic, you will find a four-digit number starting with the number 4.
  • Invest in local organic farms
    • There are many reasons to eat local produce. One of the biggest is that you can actually investigate the source - sometimes, you can even talk to the farmers themselves.
    • We recommend you go to farmer’s markets and build connections. Keep in mind that not all produce at a farmer’s market will be labeled as organic - many farms are so small, they cannot afford the certification. That doesn’t mean their practices aren’t organic. Start a conversation!

    At Keller Crafted Meats, we have poured ourselves into our family farm to make it sustainable, humane, and non-GMO. Buy our pork, sausage, and grass fed beef online today!