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Join the OCA-Endorsed National Buying Club for Organic and Non-GMO Foods: The Green Polka Dot Box

  • By Ronnie Cummins, National Director
    Organic Consumers Association, August 11, 2011

OCA is happy to announce the formation of a new national distribution service for home delivery of organic and non-GMO foods, at 30-50% below the cost of retail, with free shipping on orders of $150 or more. The new national distribution club is called the Green Polka Dot Box ("GPDB"). Green polka Dot Box

When GPDB opens in late September, it will be offering annual "Club" ($50) and "Reward" ($125) memberships. Prior to launch, however, the OCA, OCA Director Ronnie Cummins, and hundreds of allies are purchasing "Founding Trust Memberships" (essentially pre-paying for the first $2000 worth of purchases) to provide initial operating capital before the GPDB formally opens for business.

After several years of asking Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and other natural food stores to stop selling so-called natural foods tainted with genetically engineered ingredients, or at least to voluntarily label these products, we're tired of waiting. OCA is joining NaturalNews.com, the Institute for Responsible Technology, and Citizens for Health in calling on our members and subscribers to join the Green Polka Dot Box, where you can buy organic and non-GMO foods without wondering whether or not they are properly labeled.

As we pointed out in our featured essay last week, Whole Paycheck and Organic Food Deserts: The Challenge, it's time to step up the pace and qualitatively expand the sales of organic foods and products across the U.S. Two major obstacles to buying more organic food for many Americans are cost and accessibility. Many of us need to budget our food dollars more carefully in order to purchase more organic foods. Others of us live in Organic Food Deserts, where the closest co-op or natural food store is a long distance away. The Green Polka Dot Box represents a step forward to solving these problems and expanding the organic market.

OCA staff and offices across the U.S. have joined the Green Polka Dot Box. Starting this fall, we, just like you, will be able to order non-perishable organic and non-GMO products at 30-50% below average retail prices. Beyond the 900 non-perishable products currently listed, new products are being added every day. Later the buying club will be offering frozen goods, and eventually fresh organic produce from regional warehouses. Stay tuned to Organic Bytes for further information. Once you place your first order for organic and non-GMO food in the fall, a percentage of the proceeds from your purchases will be donated by the GPDB to the Organic Consumers Association.  This will help fund our efforts to fight against GMOs and industrial agriculture and to make organic food and farming, not just the alternative, but the norm in the United States.

To join Green Polka Dot Box and for more information about Founding Trust memberships, please click http://www.greenpolkadotbox.com/oca.

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