Buying Organic and Saving $$
I’m always looking for ways to stretch my dollars a little farther… I am pausing on my organic produce co-op for now because I’ve found that I wasn’t using all the produce 🙁 and that a lot of what we were getting, I didn’t NEED to buy organic. I’m going to go back to picking and choosing…and fitting in that extra trip to Whole Foods/Central Market/Kroger to get organic produce.
Helpful lists abound online about which produce to buy organic and which ones are ok to buy the regular version. Here’s a list from SixWise.com
15 Most Contaminated Fruits and Veggies
- Sweet Bell Pepper
- Grapes – Imported
- Collard Greens
SixWise shares that peaches and apples can have up to nine pesticides detected on a single sample. YUCK!! Strawberries and grapes had 8.
Top 15 “Cleanest” Produce – these are ok to buy non-organic
- Sweet corn (frozen)
- Sweet peas (frozen)
- Sweet potato
Visit SixWise.com to learn more about cleaning veggies to remove pesticides.