Several farmers in the area surrounding Kokomo are turning to organic farming.
Some of them say they're making the switch for personal health reasons. Others say they like selling their produce face-to-face at local farmers' markets.
Chemical-free produce accounted for about 4% of U.S. food sales in 2011. But the organic food sector grew by $2.5 billion that same year.
Jay Martin says he started growing his own crops after he decided the food he was eating was contributing to his high blood pressure. Now, he and his wife Gena run a company that sells beef from grass-fed cattle and produce from their 30-acre farm about 16 miles west of Kokomo.
WSJV-TV FOX 28
All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.