THINK: When to buy organic and when to save
Is organic worth the extra cost? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. I just stumbled upon a buyer’s guide telling me exactly when it’s a yes and when it’s a no! Check out these lists of the top “clean” and “dirty” fruits and veggies (i.e. low and high pesticide levels, respectively). As the logic goes, spend the extra buckaroos on organic for the fruits and veggies that have the highest loads of pesticides. Go non-organic and save when it’s somethin’ that doesn’t normally contain a bunch of pesticides. Alright, let’s summarize: THINK about going organic (and local too) if you pick up apples, celery, bell peppers, or peaches, but opt out to save some moolah on onions, sweet corn, pineapples, and avocados.
[ image by Kristen Taylor ]