Did you know that a piece of land has to be empty of non-organic materials for 3 years before organic food can be grown on it? There's a lot of other regulations about organic soil, including materials and machinery that can be used. I also learned that the organic foods must be kept far away from the non-organic foods because the materials can't come into contact with each other. Along with these, there are so many other requirements for organic farms. It seems like organic farming is much more complicated than conventional farming, which is one of the reasons why organic foods cost more. Now I know that if a company says their food is organic, they're not playing around!
I thought it was a pretty cool experience to visit the warehouse and see the process behind shipping organic foods. Plus, I got some free apples out of it!