An interesting article in USA Today highlights the debate about the difference between organic and conventionally grown produce. Is organic really better? Do foods grown organically contain less pesticides? Are they worth paying the higher price?
Many people (locavores) are purchasing their produce at the increasing number of weekend markets that are popping up in shopping plazas, parks, and parking lots. These farmers markets feature produce grown under organic conditions or by farmers that use minimal amounts of chemicals.
Wherever you choose to buy your food, remember that the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables to consume on a daily basis is a minimum of five servings.