Biologically (naturally) Grown
When it comes to organics, and particularly grains, we appreciate what organic means for the grains we source from organic mills, farms and farmers. Organic always ensures clean, well managed, pesticide free grains that are healthy and good - and good for you.
There is also a new buzzword making it's way into the organic arena. Ever heard of "Biologically Grown"?
Similar to organics, biologically (or naturally) grown foods rely on natural farming methods, soil preservation, crop rotation (to avoid and control pests/disease) and managing farmland in a way that builds strong, nutritious soils naturally.
If done right, biologically grown crops can be just as good as organics, but without the cost of organic certification. And because a farm managed biologically isn't generally certified as organic, the cost to the farmer to raise crops this way is generally lower. Those lower costs can be passed on to the consumer.
Is an organic farm a biologically managed farm? Yes.
Organic standards always specify the accepted methods for crop and farm management and ensure a clean, non-GMO product.
Is a well-run, biologically managed farm always organic? No.
But this can also mean that the methods and standards used for biological farming can actually be higher than those approved for organics. If the farmer truly cares about the soils and uses proven methods for growing crops completely natural, that farm and the crops it produces will be clean, healthy and strong. Biologically grown can mean healthier, more nutritious crops.
The downside? With biological or natural farming, there is no certification to ensure standards, no trademarks (such as Kamut brand khorasan wheat) to guarantee quality and it's up to the farmer to manage the farm, soils and crops in a way that truly benefit the consumer.
Which is why Khorasan Mills is always careful to vet the farms and farmers we do business with by actually going on-site, learning of their methods and talking with them personally about how they manage their farms. I like to know where my food comes from and how it is grown.
I wouldn't expect any less from our customers.
Better grains = better choices.