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HVP September 2016

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18 Hudson Valley Parent n September 2016 leum-based fertilizers and pesticides that go into making that food will be unavailable or much more expen- sive. Behind the expense "I deal with a lot of pressure from the natural world to keep my food healthy. It can be eaten by critters and insects. You have to accept a certain lack of responsibility when it doesn't work and the humility to know that it isn't always your fault. Nature has its own way of saying yes or no. It's not all something you can always control. You do your best. "In choosing which food to buy, people's choices are so determined by price point. If you put an organic head of lettuce in the supermarket next to a petrochemical head of lettuce from California and they were both the same price, everybody would use the local, organic head of lettuce. The amount of labor that goes into harvesting organic lettuce is much greater, and it's much more difficult to keep it undamaged by critters, and so it's more expensive. Why organic is best "When you buy local and organ- ic, your food hasn't been on a truck Ask a designer or visit for details. Sale going on for a limited time. ©2016 Ethan Allen Global, Inc. S P E C I A L S A V I N G S G O I N G O N N O W NEWBURGH THE BELLS' AN AUTHORIZED ETHAN ALLEN RETAILER ROUTE 32 94 NORTH PLANK ROAD 845.565.6000 'FARMER IN THE DELL' (Continued from Page 17) Stonegate Farms Carrots: Some of the yummy food that can be found at Stonegate Farms in Newburgh. Photo provided

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