Smit Orchards organic blueberries
The Farmers Market in San Ramon is now going to be opening on Wednesday evenings for those that work during the week and miss out on Thursdays. There is literally nothing better than Farm fresh produce versus the inferior products sold in Supermarkets.
A bit of info from Smit Orchards Blog:
- Buy organic milk. The commercial dairy industry has a whole chemical system when it comes to agriculture.
- Buy organic potatoes. These guys grow as a root in the ground and therefore soak up all sorts of pesticides and fungicides into their flesh. These guys have one of the highest pesticide contents of all veggies and fruits. In 2006, a U.S.D.A. test found 81 percent of potatoes tested still contained pesticides after being washed and peeled, says New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope.
- Buy organic peanut butter. Peanut farms have a pesky problem with mold and are therefore doused with fungicides. How many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have you made in your day? There are great health food store options to grind your own organic peanut butter at the store as well. This would be an added treat for those kids who love their PB&J.
- Buy organic ketchup. Organic ketchup has twice the amount of anti-oxidants in them. That means bye bye free radicals and cancer causing agents.
- Buy organic apples. These guys are known to be contaminated with pesticides since they can’t prevent the large amount of bug munchers themselves. That means they are sprayed frequently and liberally. Organic apples do not have this problem. Also, do not be alarmed if you organic apple isn’t shiny enough to create a beaming glare. That amount of shininess is NOT natural. That is a wax that the commercial apple industry sprays onto their apples to give them that Snow White apple effect. As with Snow White’s apple problem, shiny does not mean non-poisonous