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Buy Local At The Saratoga Farmers Market!

For fresh, healthy organic produce, buy local at the Saratoga Farmers Market - open year round!

Learn which foods to put on your grocery list for your next trip to Saratoga NY area farmers markets! (Please note: it is also important to buy organic meats, eggs and dairy)


Buy Local

Put these fruits and vegetables at the top of your 'Buy Organic List' -- they typically contain high levels of pesticides when not purchased organically.

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Tomatos
  • Green Beans
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes

Optional

Looking for safe non-organic produce? These fruits and veggies are relatively healthy, even when not produced organically.

  • Onions
  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mangoes
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwis
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papayas

Here's a tip: terms like 'natural,' 'free-range' and 'hormone-free' do not mean the same as organic. They are frequently used by the food industry, and the USDA has no certification standard for them.

Still need motivation to visit the Saratoga Farmers Market? Just remember that when you buy local, you are supporting organic farms that are not harming the environment. These farms don't release pesticides, they use less energy than a comparable non-organic farm and they produce less waste per unit area.

So now every time you take a bite of that juicy organic apple, think about how you are saving the planet!