Autumn = Apples!

Happy first day of fall! During the fall months, orchards start bursting with apples, from tart apples meant for baking to sweet apples meant for snacking. Some apples are red or pink; others are yellow or russet. Some varieties are even pink when you cut them open! (“Pink Pearl” apples have been around since the […]

Spring Cleaning Your Produce

Warmer weather is finally here!  You can spring clean not only your house but also your produce by looking for organic, which is produced without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers. Organic produce isn’t irradiated or treated with industrial solvents, and it has not been genetically modified. Fortunately, when you are in a grocery store, there […]

The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15

These are two lists that are worth getting to know and worth taking with you the next time you are grocery shopping!  According to the Environmental Working Group, the Dirty Dozen includes 12 crops that are the top-sprayed crops and are therefore worth buying organic. Most pesticides are absorbed into the produce, and those pesticides […]