Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Dirty Dozen

There is always a lot of controversy whether you should eat organic or conventional (non-organic)  produce.  I tend to do a little bit of a mix.  Organic foods tend to be a little more expensive so I think it is helpful if you can prioritize which foods you want to buy organic and which foods you can feel safe about buying conventional.

Since we are now in spring  if you can make the time and have the space to plant your own garden, I highly recommend it.  Then you not only reap the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables, you know where they are grown, what chemicals are or are not used in the growing process, and you will save money at the supermarket.

If you cannot grow any of your own fruits and veges, check to see if there is a local farmers market in your area or a vegetable coop you can join.  I am a huge supporter of the local farmers market - not only are you usually getting fresher produce you are helping out your local farmers and your local economy. Don't be afraid to ask where their farm is located and how they grow their produce.

Here is The Dirty Dozen (Buy Organic if available)

Bell Peppers
Grapes (Imported)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this list. I can never remember which is best to buy organic and which can be bought non-organic. We're actually trying to grow our own garden this year using the Square Foot Gardening method by Mel Bartholomew. I hope it works good!