The organic label has been around in the USA since 1973, and early proponents swore the standard would grow rapidly. While their timing was off, predictions of organic pioneers finally started paying off over the last decade as more consumers sought organic products both for their health and for the environment. Organic farmers now command higher prices for produce and meat than their conventional counterparts, and the supply is becoming large enough to make retail costs affordable for the average consumer. Additionally, several restaurant chains have started offering organic items on the menu. Depending on where you live, it may even be possible to indulge in fast food without compromising on your organic principles. If consumers keep coming back to the following options, growth will continue.
Whole Foods To-Go
With stores in most continental states and Canada, Whole Foods has been providing customers with an organic version of the familiar Chinese take-out buffet. A favorite for corporate lunch breaks, gourmet recipes using organic and otherwise healthy ingredients are sold by weight in convenient to-go containers. Meals may include deli sandwiches, pizza, burgers, or sushi, among others. Most stores also feature a dining area. The food is priced favorably compared to the costs of purchasing and preparing (Read More....)