The group put together two lists, “The Dirty Dozen” and “The Clean 15,” to help consumers know when they should buy organic and when it is unnecessary.
These lists were compiled using data from the United States Department of Agriculture on the amount of pesticide residue found in non-organic fruits and vegetables after they have been washed.
Here are the 12 fruits and vegetables you should always buy local and sustainable. Most of these are available at CHFM!
- Blueberries (domestic)
- Bell Peppers (sweet)
- Spinach, kale and collard greens
- Grapes (imported & local)
*Unfortunately not available at CHFM