Historically, organic farms have been relatively small family-run farms which is why organic food was once only available in small stores or farmers markets. However, since the early 1990s organic food production has grown by around 20% a year, far ahead of the rest of the food industry in both developed and developing nations. As of April 2008, organic food accounts for 1-2% of food sales worldwide.
Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry, distinct from private gardening. Currently, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require producers to obtain organic certification in order to market food as “organic” within their borders. Most certifications allow some chemicals and pesticides to be used, so consumers should be aware of the standards for qualifying as “organic” in each respective nation.
Place UK currently offers organic Timperley rhubarb and we are able to process organic products such as beans, pulses, juices as we have Soil Association approval.