my dalliances with all things domestic
Thought I'd put in a little plug for Community Supported Agriculture. We belong to a CSA and get a boxful of locally grown organic fruits and veggies every other week from Be Wise Ranch. This week we got: celery, asparagus, radishes, kale, lettuce, peas, carrots, cabbage, cilantro, avocados, strawberries and oranges. We live in a great area for year-round agriculture, but CSA's operate all over.
Short of joining a CSA, organic veggies and fruits are available in regular grocery stores, but it's tricky to know what to buy organic and what conventionally grown foods are okay. I found this great list from the Environmental Working Group, based on the total pesticide load in various fruits and veggies.
Top Twelve to Buy Organic (the most toxic):
US grown cherries
Mexican grown canteloupes
The Lowest Pesticide Residues Occur in:
US grown grapes