Eating Organic

Try Organic Produce, Nuts and Oils

Some things are more important to buy organic than others. If you have the oppurtunity to buy locally grown produce, and they are within your price range, I encourage you to support your local farmers.

If you are shopping at the grocery store, here are twelve foods that are most important to buy organic when possible:

zucchini and summer squash in the community garden

1. Apples

2. Celery

3. Sweet bell peppers

4. Peaches

5. Strawberries

6. Nectarines – imported

7. Grapes

8. Spinach, and other Greens

9. Lettuce

10. Cucumbers

11. Blueberries – domestic

12. Potatoes

It’s not necessary to break your budget buying everything organic. These are fifteen items that are okay to buy conventional :

1. Onions

2. Sweet Corn

3. Pineapples

4. Avocado

5. Cabbage

6. Sweet Peas

7. Asparagus

8. Mangoes

9. Eggplant

10. Kiwi

11. Cantaloupe – domestic

12. Sweet Potatoes

13. Grapefruit

14. Watermelon

15. Mushrooms

A Note on Animal Products:

If you can find locally grown meat, eggs, and milk, than I highly recommend buying local, grass-fed or pastured animal products.

What's your healthy grocery shopping strategy? Let us know in the comments below!