With farm stand season about to kick into full swing, I thought it might be helpful to give share my cheat sheet for what is best to buy organic (because really high pesticide residues with regular) and what’s okay to eat conventional or non-organic (because low pesticide residue). Beyond the pesticide issue there are other reasons to eat organic—higher levels of vitamins and minerals for example—but that’s another topic all together! So the rule of thumb is fresh, local and organic is best (especially when you can help support your local farmers—”Yea, famers!! We’d all go hungry without you!), but when time, money or convenience get in the way of that, go by this list!
Okay for Non-Organic/Conventional:
Hope this helps! Enjoy!Tweet