Colle Farmers Market Commends an Article Revealing a Rise in Organic Food Sales in 2011

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Following an article published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek regarding the increase in organic farming sales in 2011, Colle Farmers Market offers support.

On October 23rd, Colle Farmers Market commends an article published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek regarding the rise of organic farm sales in 2011.

The article states that according to the Department of Agriculture, organic farm sales to food companies and businesses have risen to $3.53 billion last year. “A survey by the Organic Trade Association last year showed that in 2010, retail sales of organic goods rose 7.7 percent to $28.6 billion from the previous year, outpacing the 0.6 percent growth in total food receipts,” [Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports. According to the article, the survey revealed that 12 percent of U.S. vegetable and fruit sales in 2010 included organic foods. In addition, the article states, “According to the latest report, 9,140 farms or ranches reported producing certified organic goods last year, or about 0.4 percent of the nation’s total.”

Colle Farmers Market commends the informative article and is thrilled hear about the success of organic farmers and natural product vendors. Colle Farmers Market believes that people should have the option to live organically, regardless of a one’s finances or whereabouts, and have created the first online marketplace that will be progressive for the global movement toward natural and organic living. In addition, Colle Farmers Market encourages eating locally, as it will be beneficial to communities and the environment as a whole.

The [article reveals that the latest report states, “Crops accounted for $2.22 billion, or 63 percent, of total organic sales, followed by livestock, poultry and their products at $1.31 billion, the USDA said.” According to the article, the survey was used to help obtain information for federal crop-insurance programs for the department’s Risk Management Agency.

Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of using more sustainable farming and consumerism.

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