Friday, September 4, 2009

local, organic apples at Diversity Gardens!

Come and get 'em! This week we will have Jersey Macs and Paula Reds.

Macs, Courtland and Spartans will be available mid September.

Why organic apples?
Apples, as all orchard fruit are one of the most heavily sprayed crops. The USDA Pesticide Data Program has found 42 pesticide residues on apples, and that is just from production. Before conventional apples make it to the grocery store displays they undergo a fungicide dip and shellac based waxing, and sometimes irradiation.

For more information:

Organic apple Production

Conventional apple production

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