Last year in the news there were various reports of e.coli and salmonella contamination in a variety of fruits and vegetables (spinach and cantaloupe come to mind for me).
If I opt to buy my fruits and vegetables from local farms or farmers markets, is the risk lower, the same, or more?
asked byblue (50)
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on February 28, 2013
at 06:12 AM
I would say the risk would be significantly lower, given that those outbreaks come from unclean environments and contamination with feces.
So, local farms would probably be a lot cleaner, since they aren't crowded and messy like conventional commercial farms, and the farmers take better care of their products.