Why You Should Grow Organic Food

Until recently, I was never really concerned about eating organic. I usually just shrugged off the idea as a gimmick made up by those who wanted to make more money growing fruits and vegetables. It has only been recently as I attempt to make our family meals more healthy by growing my own veggies with heirloom seeds that I have realized just how important it is to make sure we are not eating ‘dirty’ foods. Because I am on a limited budget when it comes to grocery shopping, I do try to buy or grow produce that is organic when in season and carefully buy fruit and veggies that are not organic but either have skin that can be peeled or require less pesticides when growing. Listed below are some of the fruits and veggies that I make sure I buy organic:

  • Peaches
  • Bell Peppers
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Kale
  • Cherries
  • Lettuce
  • Grapes
  • Pears
  • Carrots

All the produce listed above are known as the ‘Dirty Dozen’ – this means that these fruits and veggies receive the most toxins (pesticides and chemicals) when grown the traditional way.

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