Produce Shopping Guide*

Acceptable Non-organic Purchases

Sweet corn,** avocados, pineapples, cabbage, onions, sweet peas frozen, papayas,** asparagus, mangos, eggplant, honeydew melon, kiwi, cantaloupe, cauliflower, grapefruit.

Purchase Organic Only (if possible)

Strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, peaches, pears, cherries, grapes, celery, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, potatoes, hot peppers.

*Environmental Working Group 2017 Shopper’s Guide.

**A small amount of sweet corn, papaya, and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.


Not all fats and oils are equal. Some oils are better used for cooking at high temperatures. Certain oils will turn rancid with heating and are better used to make dressings or used at lower heat for stir frying.