Cheap Organic Food Delivered. Yes, Really.

beautiful organic fruits and vegetables in a wood crateCSA, how do I love you? Let me count the ways. I love you for the organic food box that arrived on my doorstep at 4 a.m. this morning and the juicy persimmons that I chopped up for breakfast two hours later.

I love the idea of gardening, but the reality is I tend to kill things. I love that you take the pressure off. And for getting my kids so excited about cherries that they dive for the box.

Oh, and about that box, I love you for filling it to the brim with organic food every week for just $25, which includes delivery to my doorstep. But most of all, I love that you’re now giving Mommy Greenest readers $10 off their first order! [Read more…]

2 Tricks to Ditch Dangerous Pesticides

four apples and an orangeThink “dirty dozen” and you might see a grainy picture of a gun-toting Charles Bronson in your head. Now flash-forward 40 years and update Chuck’s picture as surrounded by a cornucopia of pesticide laden fruits and vegetables.

This is today’s “dirty dozen,” the 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the highest concentrations of pesticides, as identified by the Environmental Working Group.

Why should you care? Because pesticides have been linked to cancer, among other things. Because, pound for pound, your kids absorb way more of them than you do. [Read more…]