Organic foods begin as natural, green, and healthy crops. They are not produced using toxic and persistent pesticides and are kept alive using sustainable methods. They also adhere to a strict set of USDA organic standards. Choosing organic foods and goods is about more than just helping yourself, you are helping the small business farmers, the local environment, and local economy. Organic farmers are most concerned with good health, quality products, sustainable efforts, and more importantly safe production means for the environment. Organic farming is expensive and can be costly, especially for the average small farm owner. That is what you are supporting when you go organic.