When we can’t source 80%-100% of the items in the Weekly Shares locally as we do in the summer, our next priority is to source organically. Our organic suppliers sometimes have limited variety, but we do what we can to keep it exciting and to us it’s about the quality of the produce that we’re offering. We can confidently say that our Shares average about 80% organic produce throughout the year.
Finally, when we aren’t able to source organically we are extremely mindful of the non-organic produce that we choose to include in the Shares. We stick to the items on the “Clean Fifteen,” a list that was featured in our newsletter a few weeks ago. The items on this list have been proven to contain small amount of pesticide (kiwi, avocado, cantaloupe, etc). To read more about this list go to the Environmental Working Group’s website. We are concerned with offering healthy fruits and vegetables to as many people as we can, and this is the model that we have chosen to make it happen!
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