One way to find out the original source of the produce in your grocery stores is to look for the HarvestMark logo on the packaging.
Here’s how it works:
When a farmer harvests his crop, or a packer selects produce to send to her customers, they upload key data to HarvestMark.
That information is linked to a unique HarvestMark Code on the label and the produce is shipped.
When you see the HarvestMark logo, it means you can trace the source of the produce.
One way you can trace the source is via an iPhone app right there in the store before you purchase the product.
Or you can trace it on your computer.
When you trace the Code at HarvestMark.com, you instantly find out information, such as where it was grown and whether it’s subject to a recall.
You can also find out more, like pictures of the farm, or the story behind the farmer, give feedback about the product you purchased, and discover nutrition information, and even recipes.
What a great way to combine technology with food shopping.
Do you have HarvestMark where you live? If not, find out how to request it in your area.