think globally.
act domestically.









home
free patterns



The WeatherPixie



table of contents



E-Mail Me
May 3, 2002
Organic Veggies Thought I'd



Organic Veggies



Thought I'd put in a little plug for Community Supported Agriculture. We belong to a
CSA and get a boxful of locally grown organic fruits and veggies every other week from Be Wise
Ranch
. This week we got: celery, asparagus, radishes, kale, lettuce, peas, carrots, cabbage, cilantro, avocados, strawberries and
oranges. We live in a great area for year-round agriculture, but CSA's operate all over.

Short of joining a CSA, organic veggies and fruits are available in regular grocery stores, but it's tricky to know what to buy organic and what conventionally grown foods are okay. I found this great list from the Environmental Working Group, based on the total pesticide load in various fruits and veggies.

Top Twelve to Buy Organic (the most toxic):

strawberries

bell peppers

spinach

US grown cherries

peaches

Mexican grown canteloupes

celery

apples

apricots

green beans

Chilean grapes

cucumbers

The Lowest Pesticide Residues Occur in:

avocados

corn

onions

cauliflower

asparagus

Brussels sprouts

US grown grapes

bananas

plums

scallions

watermelon

broccoli

--------

09:44 AM
Comments