When you venture into the produce section of your local supermarket, you might find a few items grown in farms in Massachusetts. It is more than likely, however, to find produce grown in Mexico, Florida, or New Zealand. This means the tomatoes you buy from Mexico travel thousands of miles before they reach your fridge. How can a tomato survive a journey that long, plus shelf life? Pesticides, pesticides, and more pesticides. The best way to ensure you're getting the safest, healthiest, and nutrient rich produce is to buy at a local, organic farms. Organic produce is grown and raised pesticide free, and is not enhanced with drugs or growth hormones. Farmers markets are a great way to become familiar with local farms, and are offered in the summer all over the state. Stay healthy by consuming the least amount of pesticides possible, and buy at a local farm.
Organic Farms in Massachusetts
1. Blue Heron Organic Farm- Lincoln, MA
2. Green Meadows Farm- Hamilton, MA
3. Copley Square Farmers Market- Backbay, Boston
4. Lucky Field Organics Farm- Rochester, MA
5. Delta Organic Farm- Amherst, MA
Top 10 foods to buy organic (due to highest pesticide content)
Peach, apple, bell pepper, celery, nectarine, strawberries, cherries, kale, lettuce, grapes.