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6 Right-to-Know Grocers for Your Organic Shopping

6 Right-to-Know Grocers for Your Organic Shopping

That’s where the Organic Consumers Association’s project on top right-to-know grocers in the Northeast U.S. | https://oca-orca.org/region/northeast-us/ | comes in. It’s an exciting list of grocers who have gone above and beyond to ensure their customers know what they’re buying.
1) Berkshire Co-Op Market
Located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Berkshire Food Co-op | https://berkshire.coop/ | is highly committed to organics. Organic sales account for 65% of all sales overall, and 100% of produce is either certified organic | Learn more on Commonshare | or meets organic production standards.
Not only that, but the store also refuses to bring in new products that are not organic or Non-GMO Project verified. They are a Non-GMO Project participating retailer, and since June 2012 have not brought any new GMO products into their stores.
2) Upper Valley Food Co-op
Located in White River Junction, Vermont, Upper Valley Food Co-op | https://www.uppervalleyfood.coop/ | has achieved 85%-90% organic sales.
For the past few years, it has also required new products that are likely to contain GMOs – in particular anything that contains corn, sugar beets, or soy – to be certified organic. They are also engaged in a lengthy process of weeding out foods that are likely to contain GMOs that they stocked before implementing the new policy.
3) The Good Tern Co-op
Rockland, Maine-based Good Tern Co-op | https://www.goodtern.com/ | has achieved over 50% organic sales. This co-op asks manufacturers of all products stocked in the store to issue a statement that they supply GMO-free products. In most cases, manufacturers who cannot provide such a statement have their products removed, though there are some exceptions for local and small producers.
4) MOM’s Organic Market
With locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., MOM’s Organic Market | https://momsorganicmarket.com/ | has achieved about two-thirds of overall sales as organic, and 100% of produce sales are organic.
Back in July of 2012, they informed supplies that they would not accept foods with high-risk GMO ingredients. They also mandated that products containing ingredients that might have GMOs be certified organic or else Non-GMO Project verified.
MOM’s gives preference to organic products wherever possible. When they cannot find organic products, they give preference to GMO-free products.
5) Living Earth Natural Food & Supplement Center
Living Earth | https://www.lefoods.com/ | has achieved over 50% of overall store sales as organic, and 100% of produce sales are organic. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Living Earth is removing GMO products as readily as they can identify them.
6) Gary Null’s Uptown Whole Foods
Located in New York City, New York, Gary Null’s Uptown Whole Foods | https://garynull.com/ | has achieved about 80% of overall sales as organic, and bulk produce sales are 100% organic. They reject products suspected of containing GMOs, and all products must be certified organic.
Conclusion
Particularly outside of the produce section, it can be difficult to be certain of the organic and GMO-free status of products in many grocery stores. These right-to-know retailers are leading the way with transparency and accountability in pursuit of standards of sustainability.

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