Use Santa Cruz Organic Organic Pure Lemon Juice to add flavor to marinades, iced teas, salad dressings, cakes and pies. It also adds the perfect amount of pucker to summertime sippers. A bottle or two of this organic 100% juice is a staple that no pantry or refrigerator should be without.
The list of ingredients may be short, but potential uses abound. Choose Certified Organic products Look for the Certified Organic label. Avoid misleading labeling such as "organics", "natural" and "organically produced" without evidence of certification.
CULTIVATING A STRONG FOUNDATION The Santa Cruz Organic brand's roots stretch back to the early 1970's when founder and nature lover, John Battendieri, began revitalizing abandoned orchards in the Santa Cruz mountains, an area known for its high-quality, flavorful fruit. Battendieri pressed his first batch of "Mr. Natural" apple juice in 1972, making it one of the first packaged organic products.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC HISTORY
The implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program in 2012, enacted regulations and standards that products labeled "organic" are truly organic. Since then, the organic industry has shown increased growth and heightened consumer awareness. All Santa Cruz Organic brand products meet, or exceed these standards. Organic Awareness: According to a 2011 study by the Organic Trade Association, 78% of U.S. families say they are choosing organic food, up from 73% in 2009.
The study also indicates that four in ten families are buying more organic products than they were a year ago and that 72% of parents are familiar with the USDA organic seal, up significantly from 65% in 2009. Organic Acreage: According to the USDA Economic Research service, organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade. Certified organic acreage in the U.S. surpassed more than 4.8 million acres in 2008, up from 127,432 acres in 2001 and doubling between 2002 and 2005. Consumers who purchase Santa Cruz Organic products are helping to promote certified organic acreage