26 Sep '11, 8pm

Is my apple farmer shining me on? Ask Umbra on pesticides: We should all try to find out more about where our fo...

Is my apple farmer shining me on? Ask Umbra on pesticides: We should all try to find out more about where our fo...

I was recently at my local farmers market and spied some beautiful apples. I asked the farmer how they were grown, and he kindly explained that they were not organic, but that he does try to minimize pesticide use and only uses water-soluble pesticides and sprays a minimum of a month before harvest. He said that the rain washes it all away by the time they are picked. I used to be totally happy to support local farmers even if they weren't organic, but now I've got two little kiddos, and I'm getting pickier about what we eat, not just where it was grown. So what do you think? Is he right, that these apples are safe? I'm having a hard time finding other sources of local, organic apples. Thanks! Monte Hudson, OH Photo: Sean Dreilinger A. Dearest Monte, Until you mentioned your sweet, apple-cheeked children, I was going to let your farmer's fuzzy claims slide, because I am a ...

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