Starting a garden and growing your own food is an absolutely fine idea but ultimately somewhat intimidating to some folks. Fortunately, a new company has opened in Brooksville that can help you begin the rewarding journey of growing your own food.
Family-owned and operated, Organic Harvest Florida is a fully USDA Certified Organic growing operation with over 200 varieties to choose from.
“We sell to backyard gardeners as well as wholesale herb and vegetable plug tray liners to commercial farmers,” said Angela Gaipo, who owns the company along with her husband.
Now more than ever, people want to know where their food is coming from. While there are still nutrients in the produce you buy at your local grocery store, it has been proven by researchers they are not as nutritious as those you plant and grow in your garden.
According to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, researchers have discovered that fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were richer in vitamins and minerals by as much as 37 percent than what we eat today.
“All the more reason to begin gardening and growing your own organic produce,” said Angela. “We started the business because we think it’s important for people to grow their own produce — to go back to our roots and bring the family and children together outside.”
Not only that but tending plants in your garden has its own set of benefits. Gardening gives you a chance to be more healthy, enjoy fresh air, get some safe sun exposure, relax and de-stress, and perhaps improve your immune system. So, instead of watching television, enjoy a late summer evening in your garden.
It also can help you save money. Just pick what you need from your garden instead of buying more than you need, only to throw it out.
All Organic Harvest Florida plants are sold in 3.5” pots, are full-sized, and are ready to be planted. Simply download the order form on their website at organicharvestflorida.com, and send it back to them. You will be promptly contacted regarding the pickup or delivery of your order.
Organic Harvest Florida regularly holds pop-up locations for their customers. Be sure to follow them on social media or simply order online at their website.
For more information, call (844) BE ORGANIC (236-7426) or email [email protected]