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Organic agriculture is a method of growing and processing that helps protect, rather than deplete, our natural resources. Organic foods are grown on land that has been free from the use of synthetic fertilizers, growth regulators, insecticides or herbicides for at least three years. Instead of harmful chemicals, farmers use methods like composting, crop rotation and interplanting to control weeds and pests, replenish the soil and sustain the health of our planet.

When you buy organically farmed products, you help prevent soil erosion, save the energy it takes to produce synthetic fertilizers, protect the health of farm workers and help keep the carcinogens found in most herbicides and pesticides out of our water systems as well as the food we eat.

Frontier has been a leader in the promotion and support of organically grown products for over two decades. We were the first major herb and spice distributor to recognize the value of organics and actively promote them. And the influence of our recent work on Frontier's organic research farm is still felt throughout the organic community.

Today we offer the largest selection of organic products available and support organic growers throughout the world. (One percent of the sales of our Simply Organic line is donated to the support of organic farming causes.)

  • Certification
  • Your guarantee that a product is organic is its certification. To qualify for this designation, an organic farmer must maintain and document organic practices for three years. After this time, the certifying agency the farmer has chosen to work with sends an inspector to the site to approve the operation and grant the certification. The farmer maintains the organic status by keeping thorough records of soil and water testing; crop rotations; weed, insect and disease controls; a crop field lot number system; and records of agreements with neighboring landowners and officials about spraying in the vicinity.
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