Essential Eating Definitions
Sprouted Whole Grain Flour: a finely ground, powdery whole grain plant food stuff obtained by intentionally sprouting sound, No. 1 and/or No. 2 grade quality grain. It is then milled into a finished whole grain product. The finished sprouted whole grain flour is the result of purposefully germinating the grain into a living plant and testing to assure the sprouted benefits are intact.
Organic: Organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically-modified organisms or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products in order to be labeled organic do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.
Free-range: A product is either of, relating to or produced by animals, especially poultry, that range freely for food, rather than being confined in an enclosure.
CSA: An acronym for "Community Sustained Agriculture," a particular network or association of individuals who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production. CSA members or subscribers pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of the product produced.