At the Organic Farming Research Foundation Conference on Jan. 26 in New Brunswick, Dr. Ramu Govindasamy discussed a recent survey of consumer attitudes toward Certified Organic Products. Organic agriculture is one of the fastest growing sectors in the US and accounts for 4.2% of all food sales. Purchasers of organics include all economic levels and over 80% are shopping at more than one store for fruits and vegetables. Consumers are also willing to drive up to 10 miles and pay an average of $27 per trip to farmers markets, specialty food stores,and supermarkets. Top reasons for purchasing organic include freshness and lack of pesticides; reasons not to buy included expenses and limited choices.
Read about the survey results from American Farm Publications here: https://americanfarmpublications.com/organic-agriculture-still-on-rise-across-u-s/