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This is the second time I have order food from Organic at Your Door.  The first time I ordered this fantastic asparagus, bread, cheese and goat’s milk fudge. OMG the fudge was delicious I ate the whole box in 2 days.  So I am waiting to order that fudge again, since I can’t be trusted around it.  This week I order 2 loaves of bread, the multi-grain and french country, plus the small fresh tote that was just started this week.  We received chives, spinach, green onions, kale, mixed greens, and asparagus.  What a nice nutritious selection. Can’t wait to get working on my newest fresh veggies.  Next week she will have fresh strawberries – which is one of the dirty dozen fruits you should buy organic.

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The other day the momma board that I frequent – had a posting about which fruits and vegetables are worth buying in organic and which are not. In the day and age when food is taking up so much of our budget. It’s good to have this handy dandy list of when I should spend the money on organics.

Dirty dozen
1. peaches
2. apples
3. bell peppers
4. celery
5. nectarines
6. strawberries
7. cherries
8. lettuce
9. grapes
10. pears
11. spinach
12. potatoes

Buy organic!

-bell peppers (all colors)
-collard greens, salad greens, swish chard
-green beans
-winter squash

-peanuts (and peanut butter)
-soy foods

-apricots, nectarines, peaches
-grapes (imported and especially for children)

Ok to Buy Nonorganic

-broccoli, brussel spouts, cauliflower, cabbage
-corn, sweet (buy local)
-sweet potatoes
-tomatoes (buy local)

-beans, dried (buy local)
-macadamia nuts
-sesame seeds

-blueberries (buy local)
-cantaloupe (domestic only)
-grapes (domestic)
-grapefruit, tangerines

-butter: low pesticide levels, but residue are stored in fat and butter is nearly all fat
-cheese: mostly fat like butter; for children, only buy organic
-eggs: local pastured eggs from a farm are best; organic is next best choice; free range is third
-milk, yogurt: highly recommended to be organic

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