A nice, dark green salad with bright tomatoes, sweet purple onions, and fresh orange carrots. A fresh apple right off the tree that drips juice down your chin each time you take bite. And the peach that you can smell before you even reach the fruit stand. Now that’s fresh produce! Organics

Living here in South Texas, it is difficult to find fresh produce that has ripened naturally. Being a native of Western New York, a wonderful agricultural region, I know what farm–fresh produce is and tastes like. One day I bought green beans, green peppers, and a cucumber from my local grocer, and they all tasted the same. I was disappointed and confused. I thought, how much nutrition could there be in these three different foods if they all taste the same?

With that information, imagine eating a salad made with vegetables that have ripened on their way to the grocer and while sitting on the shMuch better, right? Which salad would you choose? Which salad would you avoid? Organics

If you believe that you are what you eat, then you have to believe that plants and animals are what they eat. And if they are eating pesticides and hormones then… Organics

Many studies have shown that not only do organic produce and meats provide us with pure food as nature intended but food with greater levels of antioxidants, healthy polyunsaturated fats, iron, zinc and magnesium. Organic dairy products also contain more omega–3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a known cancer fighter.

Fresh has more flavor than one can imagine, but nothing beats fresh and organic.

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