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Cool Local Resources for Foodies

While shopping for produce, stretch your budget by buying organic for the foods you consume the most and that have the most pesticide absorption. EWG tested these 12 foods as highest in pesticide residue: Apples, Strawberries, Grapes, Celery, Peaches, Spinach, Sweet bell peppers, Imported Nectarines, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Imported Snap peas, and Potatoes. They are all best purchased organically. See the full list of the top 48 foods tested by EWG

  • You may also want to add meat and milk to your list. Finding locally grown, pasture-fed beef can actually be better than organic beef.

  • For the freshest fish delivered weekly in your town try Cape Ann Fresh Fish , who offers shares of whole fish, fillets, and lobsters perfect for summer time meals.

  • has a great page allowing viewers to find CSA's near to them.

  • Sproot delivers healthy lunches and dinners to kids and adults in Massachusetts. They also offer group dining services.

  • Cuisine en Locale uses the freshest ingredients to create meals made to order by week, as well as custom catering services.

  • Earnest Farms , located in Bolton, is a small family run farm dedicated to providing soy free and GMO free meat and dairy products.

  • Lexington Community Farm Coalition is a non-profit farm which encourages residents to learn about farming and provides fresh produce and CSA shares to locals.

  • Meadow Mist Farms , works to give locals fruits, vegetables, eggs, and animal products free of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.


Home-delivered food when fighting illness

  • Community Servings provides home-delivered meals and nutrition services to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses to 21 cities and towns in Massachusetts and a pilot program in Rhode Island. Call 617-522-7777 or check