Consumer Resources

If you looking to learn more about why organic matters, how to cook seasonally, or ways you can support the local food system take a look at the consumer guides below. For additional information, visit the OAK consumer events schedule here.

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OAK recipe CARDS

Discover great ways to store, prep, and cook commonly grown Kentucky vegetables. Explore different cooking methods and a featured recipe on the back! Download all four below or click on the image to view individual cards.

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Why buy organic?

Find out the meaning of the USDA organic seal and what organic farmers are required to do to maintain their certification. Download this handout for a quick reference on the categories of organic food labeling and integrity of the USDA organic label. 

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Why Organic Matters?

Read more about the impact purchasing organic has on human health, environment health, and financial health. Download this postcard for quick organic facts.

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Eating with the Seasons

Find out what type of fruits and vegetables you are most likely to see each season in Kentucky. 

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Store it. Prep it. Eat it.  

Find quick tips on how to store, preserve, and cook and items you might find in a CSA share or at the farmers market. Download this document to find new ways to reduce your food waste and keep your vegetables longer.

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What is CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a food purchasing model that allows members to purchase directly from the farm. Share this poster for a quick list of all the reasons to participate. 

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Top 10 reasons to

eat organic 

There are many reasons to "go organic". Veiw this handout to learn more about the benefits of organic farming. 


No busting the budget

Use these tried and true tips to save money on organic foods each time you go to the grocery store. Download this document for a quick reference about the best practices for buying organic on a budget.