12 Best Bets for Buying Organic

Perfect Peaches

These popular summer fruits are a great source of vitamin C. Organic peaches, like other organic produce, are grown without using chemical fertilizers. Choose peaches that have firm, fuzzy skins. If they aren't yet ripe, store them in a paper bag at room temperature.

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