More and more families are adding Certified Organic items to their shopping list. While this might be new for some stores, The Market Grocery Store has always been committed to providing Fresno families with health options. We are proud to carry one of the largest selections of organic products in Fresno. In fact, you’ll find more than 800 organic products throughout the store. Plus, The Market is one of the only grocery stores to carry local, organic produce grown right here in the valley.
Certified Organic products are clearly marked in every aisle, and you can ask any employee for our Organic Products brochure.
What is Certified Organic?
Certified Organic is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. This process became necessary when organic products became mainstream and were being produced in large quantities for national and international distribution. The certification process includes more steps than listed here, but some of the important ones are:
- Avoidance of synthetic pesticides
- Avoidance of Genetically Modified Seed
- Detailed record keeping
- Compliance with standards involving storage and shipping
- Third party inspections