It’s National Farmers Market Week, and with it comes great news: American farmers markets have doubled their number in the past decade! Why? They connect us with where our food comes from, strengthen our communities, and make fresh, healthful foods (including heirloom varieties) readily available. Learn more in this report from Leah Zerbe of Rodale.com.
Slash your pesticide consumption by choosing the cleanest produce for your dinner table. The Environmental Working Group makes it easy to get started. Here’s their just-released 2011 list of the “Dirty Dozen” pesticide-heavy fruits & veggies and the “Clean 15.”