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. 

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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.