October is Non-GMO Month, a month dedicated to education about our right to know about GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) in our foods. While you may already be aware of the extent to which genetically engineered foods exist in the food supply, you may not realize that GMO’s are also present in many of your favorite beers and wines. To further educate consumers about the issue, Chestertown Natural Foods will be holding a non-GMO wine tasting on Saturday, October 24th from 3pm to 7pm.
Taste wines made from organic, non-GMO verified grapes and learn more about how organic, non-GMO wine is better for your body and for the environment. During the event, wines included in the tasting will be offered for sale at a 10% discount.
Chestertown Natural Foods’ wine selection focuses on organic, non-GMO wines made in sustainable and biodynamic vineyards, along with sulfite-free wines. The store’s beer selection is also based on organic, non-GMO beers and hard ciders, including specialty gluten-free varieties. The natural grocer accepts requests for new organic and non-GMO beers and wines if they do not currently carry your preferred brand or varietal. While you are there, help yourself to literature on GMO’s, the non-GMO verification organization known as The Non-GMO Project, and the hundreds of non-GMO products offered around the store. During the remainder of October, customers who donate $1 to the Non-GMO Project with an in-store purchase will receive a free non-GMO themed giveaway as a thank you for your donation.
Chestertown Natural Foods is at 303 Cannon Street. For more information call 410-778-1677.