Can I just tell you how happy I am that seasonal fruit and veggies are back? My CSA starts tomorrow, I am planning on heading to the Farmer’s Market this weekend and some teeny tiny tomatoes are appearing in my garden.
We really suffer in the winter in Michigan. And I am not just referring to the freezing temperatures and the impossible amounts of snow. We have months were good produce is impossible to find. We try really hard to eat seasonally and organically with our produce but living in Michigan that would mean not eating fruit most of the year.
So we get product at the grocery store during the winter months and do our best to buy the highest quality we can find. Sometimes that means organic, but as we all know, organic is expensive. So I chose what foods I buy organic based on “The Dirty Dozen.”
Some foods absorb more pesticide residue than others. So if you can try and buy organic when it comes to the following foods to avoid pesticides as much as possible.
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Grapes (Imported)
And for the record, these foods are the least contaminated. Everything else falls somewhere in the middle.
- Sweet Corn (Frozen)
- Sweet Peas (Frozen)
- Kiwi Fruit
Do you try and eat organic? Always or just some of the time?
This post is linked up to Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family.