Forget the concept of sustainability for a minute and peruse the constantly unfurling list of real-life investments in sustainability by the solidly planted MOM’s Organic Market chain. For starters, the store’s name itself states the obvious: It carries food that adheres to established USDA organic growing, handling, and labeling practices established by the National Organic Program. That covers a lot of sustainability ground already, with supplier commitments to things such as ecological balance, biodiversity, soil-quality control, and conservation of wetlands, forests, and wildlife. Food suppliers also avoid harmful environmental practices, including synthetic fertilizers and irradiation, as noted in an overview of organic regulations by the USDA.
But sustainability goes much further than organic certifications and food production principles. There’s a bigger picture not always evident to everyday shoppers. The multi-pronged sustainability dedication of MOM’s Organic Markets incorporates the implantation and expansion of in-store, community, and global projects.