Organic Produce Debuts in Valdosta

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

At a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, owner Gracie Douglas celebrated the opening of her new shop, Whisk, 3009 N. Ashley St.

Whisk is the only store in Valdosta that sells organic fruits and vegetables.

It also offers hormone-free dairy products, grass-fed meats and free-range chicken.

Douglas says she buys her produce from organic farms in Georgia and Florida that limit the use of pesticides and hormones.

"You're not getting the harmful either chemicals or the genetically modified organisms that they're putting in the food like the preservatives or high fructose corn syrup," said Douglas.

The Organic Trade Association says organic fruit and vegetable sales grow by more than 10 percent a year.


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  • by GV Location: Ga on Nov 19, 2010 at 06:02 AM
    Cornrefiner,who cares?If you don't want to buy organic,then guess what?Don't.
  • by Linda Location: The Stirring Spoon on Nov 19, 2010 at 04:29 AM
    Gracie's has carefully chosen products that meet her high standards and The Stirring Spoon is proud to be a vendor for Whisk. She has chosen our Smokin' Agave Gourmet BBQ Sauce which is gluten free, low in sodium, and the agave is a natural sweetener approved by the American Diabetes Association. For more information about the sauce, allergy statement, and recipes go to www.thestirringspoon.com
  • by Cornrefiner Location: Washingtion, DC on Nov 18, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    High fructose corn syrup is simply a kind of corn sugar. It has the same number of calories as sugar and is handled the same by the body. All sweeteners require processing to produce a food-grade product. Many of the same processes are used to make both high fructose corn syrup and sugar. The American Medical Association stated that, “Because the composition of high fructose corn syrup and sucrose are so similar, particularly on absorption by the body, it appears unlikely that high fructose corn syrup contributes more to obesity or other conditions than sucrose.” According to the American Dietetic Association, “high fructose corn syrup…is nutritionally equivalent to sucrose. Once absorbed into the blood stream, the two sweeteners are indistinguishable.” As many dietitians agree, all sugars should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced lifestyle. Consumers can see the latest research and learn more about high fructose corn syrup at www.SweetSurprise.com. Audrae Eric
  • by Excited Location: V-town on Nov 16, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    We're very excited to have this great new store in Valdosta. Hopefully the prices will be reasonable!
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