In the Produce Aisles
We at Jimbo's...Naturally! always strive to carry certified organically grown produce. From time to time, however, certain produce staples or other noteworthy items are not available organically grown. We label all our produce carefully, using the following definitions:
Grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides. Jimbo's includes in this category those items certified by a recognized, independent third party. At no time will we sell an item as organically grown, if we have any shred of doubt as to whether it is truly grown organically.
Pesticide-Free (or Unsprayed)
May be grown with chemical fertilizers, but no pesticides are used beyond the bloom stage (hence, any fruit is unsprayed). Often, growers will provide lab test results verifying that no chemicals residues are present on the product. Jimbo's also uses this label for some produce that growers claim is organically grown but which lacks certification.
Conventional (or Commercial)
Grown with synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides to aid, protect and speed up the growth of crops. Other chemicals are used to reduce labor costs and spoilage.
Produce from a farm that is on its way to organic certification. When a farm converts from conventional growing practices to organic techniques, it must wait three years before becoming certified.
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