We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I like home-grown tomatoes because they taste good. My gardens have always been "organic" only because I have never had a problem with insect pests - I grow enough so that the bugs and animals can have some - and because I enrich the garden soil with manure and peat moss (which are delivered to my garden center by polluting 16-wheelers). Nothing whatsoever to do with nutrition or good old Gaia, though.
America has been subject to food faddism forever. "Organic" produce is just the latest marketing scam for the wealthy and the body-obsessed. Here's a good update on the topic: Organic Illusions
For me, too, organic farming is not about changing the nutrition in the produce but about treating the soil properly and maintaining a population of beneficial predator insects. I don't want a sterile garden, I want one that works in balance. That's not to say that we never intervene, but we try to keep the intervention to a minimum.
We find that we have less trouble with insect predation if we're careful about when to plant and we avoid both monocultures and plant varieties that are marginal for our climate. But we're so far south that insects are a major problem, so when they threaten to overwhelm us we fight back as necessary. We rarely fertilize with anything but compost and manure. When we do supplement with commercial fertilizer, we choose slow-release types that have a minimal effect on the humus culture or the water runoff -- those are my wells, and my pond!
It's more about making the system self-sustaining than about making its output pristine, though of course the fewer pesticides on my finished produce, the happier I am.