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Organic Produce

When you choose organic for yourself and your family, you don’t need to shop anywhere but BI-LO’s Walter Approved produce section. We offer a full line of organic fruits and vegetables that are rich in quality and value.

BI-LO brings you 100% organic fruits and vegetables, completely free of pesticides and unnatural fertilizers. Our organics meet USDA requirements for certified organic food. That means all you taste is nature - pure and simple. Look for the nutritional tag on the shelf of your neighborhood BI-LO today.

Organic thrive! TagIf you prefer to choose organics, this tag helps you find the foods at BI-LO that are grown and produced according to organic standards.

What Makes Our Produce Organic?

  • Grown and packaged to standards and certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Produced using sustainable farming methods
  • Free of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers
  • Free of irradiation, sewage sludge or genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • Free of artificial antibiotics or growth hormones in milk, meat and poultry
  • 100% organic feed for livestock

Organic Farmer Profile

Earthbound Farm

Earthbound Farm

BI-LO has partnered with Earthbound Farm to bring you the freshest selection of healthy, delicious organic gourmet salads, fruits and vegetables.

Back in 1984, Earthbound Farm started an unexpected journey in a 2 1/2 acre organic garden in sunny Carmel Valley, California and wound up providing fresh and wonderful organic produce to kitchen tables and dining halls, supermarkets and corner stores across the country. Since the beginning, they’ve had a passion to produce the purest food possible - food that nourishes and delights - with respect and care for people and the planet. Since the beginning, that’s meant organic food and farming.

    Q:

    Does organic farming benefit everyone?

    A:

    Organic methods help keep toxic and persistent chemicals out of our air, water, soil and food supply; organic soil also fights climate change by absorbing and sequestering carbon.

    Q:

    Why are organic farms good neighbors?

    A:

    Because organic farmers don’t use synthetic chemicals, they create a safer working environment for farm workers and help reduce chemical exposures for neighboring homes, schools and businesses.

    Q:

    How does organic farming supports healthy life.

    A:

    Organic farmers build balanced ecosystems and biodiversity in their fields. The healthy land in turn supports strong plants that can resist pests and diseases naturally, without toxic chemicals.

    Q:

    How does organic farmland conserves precious water?

    A:

    Organic farming methods build rich, healthy soil that resists erosion - in fact, organic land actually gets more fertile the longer it’s managed organically. Organic soil retains moisture more effectively, so organic farmers use less water on their crops. And because organic farms don’t use synthetic fertilizers, they don’t contribute to runoff pollution of groundwater and waterways by conventional agricultural chemicals.

    Q:

    Does oganic produce pack more nutrition?

    A:

    Research has found that average levels of 11 nutrients are 25% higher in organic foods. Eating fresh organic produce and organic processed fruits and veggies can help you increase your antioxidant intake by about 30% over conventional produce.

Printed on April 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm