Green Door Gourmet CSA Week 5

Green Door Gourmet’s Week 5 CSA (Week 3 for me since I pick up every other week becauseI have a 1/2 share) is as follows:

Photo Credit - Green Door Gourmet

Photo Credit – Green Door Gourmet

I can’t wait to pick up my food this weekend.  I will receive zucchini, summer squash, patty pan squash,caraflex cabbage, savory cabbage,collards, kale, and broccoli.

While Green Door Gourmet has been growing organic food, this week’s produce now has the official certification. Congratulations, Green Door Gourmet.  You can read the announcement CSA members received below.

Dear Friends of Green Door Gourmet,

We are excited to share that Green Door Gourmet has officially been awarded Organic Certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Green Door Gourmet is the only farm of its size to receive organic certification in Metropolitan Nashville.

As you know, Green Door Gourmet grows a wide assortment of fresh produce, including up to 80 varieties of herbs and flowers, grown using natural methods which follow an organic, holistic model. As a local farmer providing fruits, vegetables and herbs to our customers through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), farmer’s markets, and 22 local restaurants, it is essential we provide the finest quality organic grown and harvested products. Receiving USDA Certification further aligns with our mission of feeding Nashville, as well as providing customers the confidence of buying organically sourced food.

Green Door Gourmet encourages consumers to not only look for the Organic Certification label but to also investigate deeper when making buying decisions. Increasingly consumers are looking for not only chemical-free food, but food that has been produced with minimal negative impacts on the environment. Knowing how food is produced, including being able to talk directly with farmers, is the best way for people to buy food that is GMO-free and has been grown or raised in the most sustainable manner.

“Organic” is a labeling term for food or other agricultural products that have been produced according to the USDA organic regulations. These standards require the integration of cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organic certification verifies that a farm or handling facility complies with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic regulations and allows the farm to sell, label, and represent products as organic. Consumers choose to purchase organic products with the expectation that they are grown, processed, and handled according to meet USDA organic regulations.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We want to be your farmer, your CSA, and part of your weekly shopping as we provide local artisan foods in our farm-cooperative community setting.

 Thank you,

Sylvia Ganier

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