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Organic on a budget: Avoid the dirty dozen when buying produce, save money with the clean fifteen


  • Heather Buen 5 years ago

    I'd like to add one in the HEB area. Bedford Farmer's Market - they are open 7 days a week. I love the selection of produce - organic and not organic and they have great tamales, salsa, local Texas honey and granola.

    They are located on the web at

  • Deborah A. - South Florida Gardening Examiner 5 years ago

    I'm shocked that sweet potatoes are on the safe list, but potatoes are on the dangerous list. Oh well, I like sweet potatoes better anyway.

    A lot of these "safe" things, if you'll notice, are things you peel before eating. I always peel apples, because I read that all the chemicals are on the peel.

  • Cindy 5 years ago

    KK, glad to find you on Examiner. Loved the article and subscribed to your site.

  • Camille- Dallas Health & Beauty Examiner 5 years ago

    Good things to know! Thanks for researching this.

  • K K Thornton 5 years ago

    Thanks Heather! I don't get out that way as often as I used to, so it's good to have a resource in the area. :)

  • K K Thornton 5 years ago

    Deborah- You're right, and I was surprised, too. I think more people eat the peels on regular potatoes as opposed to sweet, and generally sweet potato/yam peels are thicker than regular spuds. Tomatoes aren't on either list, but I'd guess they're closer to the dirty dozen, especially given the high water content in tomato flesh. :)

  • Emylou Lewis 5 years ago

    :) Thanks!

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  • John Myers 5 years ago

    Thanks KK!

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