Organic farms gain ground

(NBCNC) Nick Maravell is a certified organic farmer in Maryland. His customers drive an hour or more to spend big bucks on a dozen eggs.

These eggs come from chickens that eat grain he grows himself. They are never fed antibiotics.

Nick is part of a growing trend, organic farming.

Farms are now producing more organic goods than ever before. A new USDA survey reports reprts sales up 72% since 2008.
In fact, consumers spent five-and-a-half billion last year on organic food.

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