Locally Grown / Organic
When you see this symbol in Jimbo’s…Naturally! produce department, it means that the product was grown on a farm in San Diego County. Once harvested, the produce is usually delivered directly to the Jimbo’s stores, thereby maximizing freshness and quality, and minimizing the carbon footprint.
For 25 years, Jimbo’s has proudly supported local organic farms. The relationships with these local organic farms are at the heart of Jimbo’s!
Organic means food is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides. Organically grown foods are higher in nutrients, including antioxidant vitamins, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Over 95% of Jimbo’s produce is organically grown!
Why buy local and organic produce?
- Economy: You are supporting small, family-owned farms and businesses, while building a sense of community.
- Consumer: Fresher foods keep us healthier because we avoid food which has been prematurely picked, preserved using unnatural methods or transported long distances.
- Sustainable Agriculture: Organic farms use natural resources to produce food in a regenerative and non-deteriorating way. They farm in harmony with nature so as not to compromise planetary life support systems or the capacity of future generations to nutritionally sustain themselves.
FEATURED LOCAL GROWER
Stehly Farms Organics
Valley Center, CA
Stehly Farms Organics is a small, family owned company that grows, packs, and distributes certified organic avocados, citrus and berries nation-wide.
Located in Valley Center, CA, Stehly Farms Organics is both owned and operated by brothers Jerome & Noel Stehly.
SFO harvests thousands of acres across northern San Diego County, including a 300-acre ranch which has been farmed by the Stehly (pronounced Stay-lee) family since their father purchased the land over 45 years ago.
As third-generation California farmers, the Stehly brothers love farming and are proud to provide consumers with the best tasting organic produce available.