Top Fruits & Veggies to Buy Organic (Frugal Friday)


Organic produce can get pricey, quickly!    We know that our health is worth the investment but, thankfully, we don’t have to buy ALL our fruits and veggies organic.    Check out the list below to learn which ones are worth the extra dough.  I recommend you print out this list (or bookmark it on your smartphone!) so you can have it when you shop.

The Dirty Dozen may have 47-67 different pesticides on EACH serving, according to the Environmental Working Group.  Yuck!!  I honestly don’t buy the produce on this list at all anymore unless I can get the organic version.  (Did you see my post last week about 92% of apples still containing pesticides even AFTER they’d been washed and peeled?)

The Dirty Dozen

  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Domestic blueberries
  • Nectarines
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Spinach, kale and collard greens
  • Cherries
  • Potatoes
  • Imported grapes
  • Lettuce