Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
August 16th, organic farmers market community Colle supports an article by Cindy Snyder discussing the prospering organic farming industry in Idaho. Total sales of these organic farmers have grown 8% each year since 2007.
According to the article, the current economic struggles in the United States don’t seem to be affecting the organic farming industry in Idaho. Snyder quotes The 2007 Census of Agriculture which states that “there are 254 certified organic farms in Idaho that produce sales valued at $71.3 million on 148,000 acres. That was up significantly from 2002 when 152 organic farms on 22,500 acres had $25 million in total sales.”
According to Snyder, Brandon Lamb, manager of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s organic certification program, mentions, organic foods go through an extensive five hour process in order to gain organic certification.
Colle, a farmers market community, commends the organic farmers of Idaho for their evident hard work and success. Colle believes that farmers markets and natural product vendors significantly help to minimize the negative impact on the global environment. In addition, it is Colle’s goal to educate consumers in promoting sustainable consumption and encourages consumers to buy locally and organically.
The article continues to explain that Idaho’s extensive diversity of organic farm commodities ranks top 10 nationally for their production of various crops, from potatoes to onions. In addition, Snyder states that the thriving success of Idaho organic farms has actually created numerous jobs for the people of Idaho. Organic farmers of Idaho are not only creating natural foods, but they are assisting the job market as well.
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 consumers who live an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of building a more sustainable farming and consumerism.