Source: Greenhouse PR / Organic Holidays
Linda Moss (picture on right) was named Eco Hero for Organic September. She has been passionate about organic holidays for the last twelve years, and the outcome of her work is the guide "Organic Places to Stay" and a website with thoroughly researched information on organic holidays. An interview with Ms. Moss is available at the website of Greenhouse PR.
There's a wide selection of places to choose from the directory of organic holidays. Ranging from putting a tent up in a field on a certified organic permaculture farm to staying in a boutique hotel with an organic restaurant, the many options in between include an amazing variety of bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation. Around two thirds of the places listed offer meals, usually breakfast, but lunches and evening meals are often available as well. Many of these places have their own small restaurant, a few of which are certified organic, and others may have a certified organic kitchen garden, orchard or vineyard.
Meals are prepared using local organic produce whenever possible. On average this will be at least 50 % organic, but many places offer a much higher percentage, up to 100 % organic. Quite a few of them grow their own produce, some use wild or natural foods, and most will aim to use fresh local produce rather than imported food. The self-catering options are situated on organic farms or smallholdings. At these places one will find information about the availability of organic food - for example whether one can buy the farm's own organic produce, have an organic vegetable box delivered, or find organic produce in the local area.