Category Archives: Organic Food & Products

Finding Good Food on a Tight Budget

Check out the Environmental Working Group’s new “Good Food on a Tight Budget.” Backed by solid research, this consumer guide ranks the most healthful and affordable foods, and offers recipes on how to prepare them. Yum!

EWG reviewed government surveys and tests for nearly 1,200 foods and picked the top 100 or so for this consumer guide.

Support Your Local Farmers Market

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.

The little economic engine that could: Farmer's markets spur local development and job growth. —Rodale.com

Meet the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15″ Fruits & Veggies

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.”