Organic your September

Good things happen when you go organic

This September make a small change to your everyday shopping and help us make a big difference.

The buying decisions you make are a simple but powerful form of direct action and small changes really can make a big difference. Swapping to organic food has huge benefits for people, animal welfare and the environment.

We’ve come up with 30 simple and affordable small organic changes you can make throughout the month. To help you on your way, we’ll be sharing a whole host of special offers and exclusive discounts from some of the biggest organic brands and we’ve also teamed up with some of the UK’s best chefs to inspire you with ideas of what you can make using your fresh, seasonal organic produce.

Here are 5 small changes to get you started. Check back soon for more!

  1. Switch to organic milk

    Organic milk is naturally different - no system of farming has milk with higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids or higher standards of animal welfare.

  2. Eat less, but better, organic meat

    Organic animals enjoy the very highest welfare standards of any farmed animals. They are fed a GM free diet and graze on organic pasture where pesticides are severely restricted.

  3. Switch to organic beauty

    There are currently no legal standards for organic beauty so some products may be labelled 'organic' even if it doesn't always stand true. Look for the Soil Association symbol to make sure that what you put on your body is as important as what goes in it.

  4. Sign up for an organic veg box

    Organic farms support 50% more wildlife than non-organic farms, so you're not just treating yourself to the best of British produce, you're also helping to protect bees, birds and butterflies.

  5. Brew an organic tea or coffee

    Organic tea and coffee is grown without the use of artificial pesticides and fertilisers. This not only reduces the farmers' exposure, it also means healthier soils and more habitats for birds and wildlife.

 

How can I get involved?

There are lots of ways you can get involved in Organic September:

  • Take advantage of our exclusive offers promotions and get your favourite organic products for even less.
  • Visit your local farm shop, independent retailer or supermarket and stock up on organic.
  • Find out more about the many events going on throughout the month.
  • Try out some delicious organic recipes which are brought to you by some of the UK’s top chefs.
  • Tell us what your small changes are for a chance to win some amazing organic prizes including a Sawday’s organic holiday!
  • Share your organic tips, recipes and photos with us on social media using the hashtag #OrganicSeptember

 

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