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clean 15

 

The rains may have jipped us, kinda, of the bounteous produce we would see at the farmers markets in June…

I am so fortunate to have found a wonderful source for much of our summer produce that we use in our store right down the road in Loreauville. I look forward to the morning ritual of “shopping” there. The farmer is a treat within himself and his garden is unbelievable – it is so well orchestrated and an aesthetic masterpiece. He spends his day there, battling bugs, tying tomatoes, turning over peas for nitrogen, encouraging bees and ladybugs, and staying close to the earth, fulfilled and spent at 5 o’clock. I am so at peace that many are connecting food to farmer and loving the link while subliminally incorporating this into their lives – Our food is the most important thing we buy/obtain and yet it is so automated and disseminated – processed and treated. I wanted to post the EWG’s list of the “Clean 15” – here it is:

Clean Fifteeen

EWG’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

1 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Avocados

 

2 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Sweet Corn

 

3 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Pineapples

 

4 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Cabbage

 

5 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Sweet peas frozen

 

6 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Onions

 

7 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Asparagus

 

8 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Mangos

 

9 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Papayas

 

10 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Kiwi

 

11 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Eggplant

 

12 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Grapefruit

 

13 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Cantaloupe

 

14 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Cauliflower

 

15 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Sweet potatoes

As you can see, there is enough good stuff here to keep you healthy and happy. This is just my humble opinion but it has to be a good idea to be mindful of what we put into our bodies – it all shows up later!

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The Good Life

“I love best to have each thing in its season only, and enjoy without it all other times.” Henry David Thoreau Dec. 5, 1856

Here’s another: “There is hardly anything natural in the food stores anymore. The grains are puffed, pounded and supersaturated with sugar for boxed breakfast cereal. The meats are injected with hormones, colored and full of antibiotics. The juices are filtered, flavored and carbonated. The overprocessed canned fruits are sweetened beyond measure. …The raw vegetables in the stalls are sprayed and dusted…” Taken from The Good Life 1930s
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