What kind of Organic Products are Grown in Idaho?
Idaho has over 250 operations that produce a diversity of organic crops including vegetables, meats, milk, eggs, and wine, as well as non-food crops such as hay and barley.
An Idaho-certified organic food product is one which has been produced without the use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides or growth regulators for a period of at least 36 months prior to harvest. It is a product marketed using the term ‘organic’ (or as a derivative) in its labeling or advertising and is processed, packaged, transported and stored to retain maximum nutritional value, without the use of artificial preservatives, coloring or other additives, irradiation or synthetic pesticides. The organic system of production emphasizes sustainability and limited natural inputs, relying heavily on such things as crop rotation and animal manure for soil health and fertility.