Organic Produce: Protecting Yourself from Pesticides

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If buying organic is a priority but your budget is limited, here are the foods you want to purchase as organic! The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that even after washing, some fruits and vegetables consistently carry much higher levels of pesticide residue than others. The Environmental Working Group developed the list of the “dirty dozen” fruits and […]

What To Choose When Buying Organic

Organic food products are in demand! Most American consumers purchase organic food at least some of the time. While some buy organic foods to support producers’ environmentally friendly practices, most are trying to cut their exposure to chemicals in the foods they eat. New research shows that pesticides and other contaminants are more prevalent in […]

Variety Spices Up the Farmers’ Market

Farmers Markets are full of local, great quality, fresh produce and foods waiting for you! Boasting hundreds of varieties of produce and amazing customer service, farmers’ markets connect people in their communities with locally grown produce. Farmers’ markets are gaining popularity. Since 2008, the number of farmers markets in the US has nearly doubled, from 4,685 to […]

Conventional vs. Organic vs. Local Produce

All types of fruits and vegetable are good for your health! When it comes to fresh produce, no matter what type you buy, conventional, organic, or locally grown, fruits and vegetables are vital to your health. Hundreds of studies have confirmed that the intake of produce can reduce the risk of chronic diseases and improve the quality of […]

Benefits of Locally Grown Produce

benefits of locally grown produce

Buying local food for your family is nutritious, fresher, supports your local farmer and is good for the environment.  Local food travels fewer miles to land on your plate. “Local food” does not have a specific definition, but these foods have been grown within a 100-mile radius (some even say up to 225 miles). The farther food […]