Apple picking season makes me crazy. As healthy of an activity as apple picking seems to be, the average conventionally grown apple has more pesticide residue on it than any other fruit or vegetable. What are you really biting into when you bite into that freshly picked apple?
Just because the fruit comes straight off of a tree, does not make it healthy for you, for your community, or for our greater good. We know the pesticides are super dangerous, and we’re still not even sure of how deep the impact is to those growing or eating apples from conventional orchards! Forbes published a great piece called Five Reasons to Eat Organic Apples, and I would argue that the same goes for picking them. Who’s in?
This season, please find and support your local, organic apple grower – if we all did this, think of the immediate impact we could have, collectively.