Organica has opened its fifth store nationwide in Hanoi, and has received organic certification for its garden in the city. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Organica’s Ba Vi garden in Hanoi’s Ba Vi district has received organic certification from the international group Control Union Certifications.

The 5,000-sq m garden grows 30 types of vegetables that are sold to retail stores in Hanoi, including its new store in the capital city, its fifth in the country.

The garden uses no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, preservatives or stimulants.

The company, which is an organic food development and distribution system, was founded in 2013 with the mission to help Vietnamese customers reach a better life through certified organic, natural and non-genetically modified food.

On July 25, Organica opened the retail store in Hanoi at 5A1, Alley, 192 Thai Thinh street in Dong Da district. It also has three stores in Ho Chi Minh City and one in the central city of Da Nang.

Pham Phuong Thao, founder of Organica, said the new store is part of a plan to expand the company’s organic retail chain this year.

Organica has committed to have 80 percent of its products certified organic by domestic and foreign organisations. The rest are in the process of being transitioned to organic farms. Customers can visit the website at www.organica.vn to buy products.

Organica has also been working with and helping farmers switch to organic farming, and has helped other certified organic units distribute and import quality products.

Organica has around 1,000 certified organic products, including fresh food, dry food, herbs and spices, and cosmetics.-VNS/VNA