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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Taste the Seasons

To ensure the best tasting and lowest prices on fresh produce, eat by the seasons. Ever eat a peach in February? No comparison to a fresh picked peach in July, right? Along with the benefit of optimal taste, seasonal and locally grown produce costs less and aren’t preserved with pesticides.

Some fruits and vegetables require higher amounts of pesticides if not grown organically. Buying and eating the following foods in season or from a farmers market is a healthier and inexpensive choice:
-Strawberries
-Apples
-Peaches
-Cherries
-Pears
-Nectarines
-Potatoes
-Spinach
-Celery
-Bell peppers

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

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