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Old 05-23-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][/SIZE][/FONT][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I’ve been trying to eat healthier by eating organic fruits& vegetables but there are really hard to find sometimes. Are there anysuggestions on easier ways to search for them?[/FONT][/SIZE]
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Location would help.

Do you have farmers' markets nearby? It's getting to the time of year when they're all open every week.

If you aren't taking advantage of the local farmers' markets (or growing your own food in your yard), you are really missing out.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:11 PM
 
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You might want to check Craig's List. Ask neighbors and friends. Go for a ride in the country. Consult with your county ag advisor. Just a few thoughts.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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They have a lot of Pistachio's, almonds, pomagranates, apricots, cantaloupe...close to Santa Nella...
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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Typical summer Farmers' Market in San Jose. I believe the stand on the left was selling many different types of locally grown peaches.




Typical winter/early spring Farmers' Market in San Jose. In the last picture, the guy standing behind the boxes is selling huge artichokes from Castroville.




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Old 05-23-2014, 06:48 PM
 
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You could also look for a CSA that delivers to the home or has a pick up place that is easy for you. CSA stands for "Community Supported Agriculture." Different CSAs are run differently but usually you get a box of fresh produce for a set price, delivered every week. If you're just one person, you may want to look for one that offers half shares or smaller boxes because it can be easy to be overwhelmed with too much produce To find CSAs, do a google search for CSA + the name of your city, check CraigsList, and look at community bulletin boards.

Another suggestion is to do some gardening. Some vegetables are really easy to grow, especially in California. Things like herbs, kale, salad greens, and spinach are so simple, it's almost as easy as boiling water. If you don't know how to garden, you can start a plot at a community garden with the easy stuff I just mentioned and then learn from more experienced gardeners and then pass this on later to other beginning gardeners. Sometimes you can do the same with neighbors who happen to be gardeners. Gardeners love to share.

Good luck!! Your goal is commendable.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:45 PM
 
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Wish we knew where the OP is living.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:06 PM
 
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Wish we knew where the OP is living.
Yes, that would definitely help

Where Art Thou OP?
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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You can't find organic fruits and vegetables in California? Puleez. Even Safeway has organic fruits and vegetables.

I dunno about this poster.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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I can think of a few areas in California where fresh organic produce might be hard to come by. Big state!
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