I try to buy all of my fruits and veggies organically, but the produce here in Orlando is horrible. I have never seen such a poor selection of withered and wilted food anywhere I have lived before. I’ll be in the organic area of the supermarket and often walk over to purchase the regular produce just because it’s fresher, a little. I sometimes resort to the frozen food section out of necessity.
Even though they are inconveniently located for me, I had hopes that Whole Foods would save the day, but they also sell fresh foods that are just days away from being garbage. I have had to get comfortable with buying regular produce, and try to deal with the fact that it’s obviously quite past its peak.
I found this government list recently that tells you which foods should definitely be bought organically and those which we can feel safe about purchasing non-organically and why. Rather than repeat the information, I have just included this link. Don’t forget to go to page 2 for the list of clean vegetables: 12 dirtiest vegetables. I was kind of surprised not to see green beans on the dirty list.