As people become more and more aware of how important it is to choose organic foods, for both people health and planet health, we hear the question, which foods are the most important to eat organically? Understandably, we want to know which foods should be made priority. The Environmental working group puts out a great, well researched, list that can be a really useful reference to people that are just getting started, or who don’t always have access to all organic items.
The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce.
Choosing a farmer that uses organic methods or is certified organic can help you make food choices that you feel good about. LotFotL Community Farm, in Elkhorn WI, goes beyond organic standards in our growing practices and will be certified organic again in 2014. Choosing to be a member of our CSA or coming to our farm stand at South Shore Farmers Market are both great ways to find organic food. Thank you for your support.
Here is a copy of the EWG list.