Just a quick organic produce buying tip. I do believe that local and organic fruits and vegetables are the way to go, supporting both our bodies as well as smart farming practices. We've gotta be gentle to our lovely Earth! She's the only one we've got and how much do we love our lake-dips, summer breezes, afternoon storms and ocean swells? BUT, 100% organic can also be pretty tough on your wallet.
Below is the "Dirty Dozen" food list which is produce that holds on to a lot of pesticides or takes a lot of pesticides to grow and it's a good idea to seek out organic. On the other hand, there is the "Clean Fifteen" foods that have the tendency to hold on to less pesticides, or need less pesticides in growing, so they are a little safer to buy non-organic if needed.
Hope it helps!
P.S. Future posts coming about how to easily grow some of your own organic produce in your backyard, which "feeds many birds with one seed" (trying not to say "kills 2 birds with one stone" anymore...MEAN.) Simple gardening covers the bases; being nice to the Earth, getting you outside and cutting back on expenses (Oh, and nothing tastes better than home-grown).
Don't worry, we'll start simple.
- Analisa, ND