Quality Produce in Demand


For many years farmers have taken the time to grow their food properly. From using nutrient-rich soil to harvesting crops at the peak of the season, many farmers strive to deliver the greatest quality produce possible. Due to increasing demand and the growing need to cut down costs, farmers are forced to compromise the integrity of their produce. Instead of using soil rich in a vast multitude of minerals, many farmers turn towards using nutrient-poor soil. It does not stop there. The time-constraint of having to deliver the produce to the marketplace before it spoils forces many farmers to pick their produce prematurely. Consequently, produce is not allowed to ripen naturally but rather ripens via fermentation.

According to recent studies, fruit that is ripened to perfection prior to being picked is superior in quality and nutrition. For this reason, many consumers are turning towards “tree-ripened” fruit. The health benefits of such tree-ripened fruit are innumerable and are an attestation to the innate healing power of truly ripened foods. The growing trend towards eating more raw fruits and vegetables is posing a great challenge to farmers. As more and more people are turning towards using raw fruits and vegetables as a form of natural medicine to cure themselves of their ailments, the demand for greater quality produce is increasing at a dramatic rate. With the growth in interest in juicing, fresh produce has been in greater demand than it has ever been in the past. This is apparent from visiting Youtube and becoming a witness to all the different juice recipe videos on this platform. Many people are curing sicknesses through juicing. Juicing has emerged as a key player in helping individuals of all ages combat arthritis, shrink fibroids naturally, and even cure such debilitating conditions as psoriasis.

The above video is one such example and a testimony by a lady of the power of juicing. Health enthusiasts may visit her shrink fibroids facebook page for more information.

The growing interest in natural medicine through the consumption of natural produce has caused a significant rise in the juicing industry. The result of this has been a greater pressure on farmers to meet growing expectations. Oregon City’s Farmer’s market has been bustling with people since the onset of organic farming in Oregon. Up until now, Oregon’s farmers were able to provide enough produce to serve its inhabitants. With natural medicine trending these days, you can expect business to be on the rise for Oregon’s farmers for many years to come.

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Food for Thought–A Farmer’s Tradition

Farming has been a tradition in Oregon for countless years. Many nomads flocked to Oregon to settle there and live a life close to Mother Nature. They wanted to live the life their ancestors once lived. The tradition of farming was engraved within their very souls. Having moved to metropolitan cities to find work in the corporate world during their early years, many Oregon natives later decided to return to Oregon to live life as farmers. Growing crops and harvesting them during the summer is how these farmers earn their living.

Crop rotation and using the richest soil is essential in acquiring nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. Farmers have known this fact for centuries but many have disregarded it for the sake of saving time, energy, and resources. Many would much rather harvest the crops without performing crop rotation. The customer pays the cost of this negligent action by buying produce that is cheap in quality. Oregon farmers have taken it upon themselves to provide their customers the highest quality produce. They try to avoid pesticides and herbicides when possible and they have put great efforts towards crop rotation. Failure to perform crop rotation results in soil that is deplete of minerals. To be precise, soil that has failed to undergo crop rotation simply consists of just 3 minerals (Sodium, Phosphorus, Potassium). The produce that is grown in such soil consequently only contains these 3 minerals. There are hundreds of other minerals that the human body needs in order to function. If humans are not acquiring these minerals through their diet, this can lead to health consequences.

As time is progressing, people are turning more towards supporting local farmers in their efforts to grow the highest quality organic produce through the implementation of crop rotation. To find more information on the benefits of organic farming, visit http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/indepth.food/organic/index.html.

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