More Residents Buying Vegetables at Organic Gardens
More and more residents are buying vegetables in special organic gardens as more residents are choosing to buy healthy, chemical free vegetables more. Some residents have even formed companies that grow organic vegetables in small farms and greenhouses then sell them to neighboring markets.
Food safety is a big concern among residents, that some are even growing their own vegetables to protect their health. This prompted the creation of the community supported agriculture program or CSA in foreign countries were in the program give and alternative, locally based agriculture and food distribution. These programs hire local farmers to grow vegetables in the traditional and proper ways without using any chemical fertilizers. The program only uses organic fertilizers and uses biological farm chemicals. Insects are disposed of using traditional methods which is healthy and effective.
Evita is one of Shenzhen popular organic gardens has a planting area of around 13 hectares that grow various seasonal vegetables, according to the company, their clients and members choose their vegetable packages online or through telephone and after purchasing their food packages the company delivers the food to its clients. Other gardens also provide organic poultry and eggs to its clientele.
Although organic farming business is not that profitable, farmers are confident on the industry’s progress in the future as the market for organic vegetables is growing since more people are willing to pay more to have safer food.