Go Organic

I can’t tell you how much I love living in our little cottage on the small organic farm in Hunterdon County. Although we are only renting for a short time, I am really appreciating everything around here. Sitting outside every night on our deck enjoying the beautiful view of the garden, the chickens and the grazing sheep is really something special. I’ve also become really appreciative of how much time and work goes into farming. So if you happen to pass a small farm stand, take a moment and stop. Not only will you be helping out your local farmers, you’ll be doing yourself a favor too by purchasing organic.

Below are 12 Fruits and Vegetables you should consider buying organic.

  1. Nectarines – 97.3% of nectarines sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  2. Celery – 94.5% of celery sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  3. Pears – 94.4% of pears sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  4. Peaches – 93.7% of peaches sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  5. Apples – 91% of apples sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  6. Cherries – 91% of cherries sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  7. Strawberries – 90% of strawberries sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  8. Imported Grapes – 86% of imported grapes sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  9. Spinach – 83.4% of spinach sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  10. Potatoes – 79.3% of potatoes sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  11. Bell Peppers – 68% of bell peppers sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  12. Red Raspberries – 59% of red raspberries sampled were found to contain pesticides.

Just a few things that are grown on the farm: Corn, Broccoli, Garlic, green peppers, zuccini, russet potatos, pumpkins, artichokes, and sunflowers! Take a moment and like Stanton Mountain Farm on facebook!