Is Organic Fruit Really Worth the Extra Cost?

We think organic fruit really is worth the extra cost because of the flavor and peace of mind. However, choosing to pay more for organic is personal for every shopper. The value of organic fruit depends on several factors, such as personal health concerns, environmental impact, and budget.

Personal Health Concerns

Organic farming practices do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers, which reduces workers’ and consumers’ exposure to harmful chemicals or harm the environment. Therefore, organic fruit can be crucial for individuals with specific health concerns or who want to minimize their exposure to synthetic chemicals.

Environmental Impact

The preservation of soil’s organic composition is a cornerstone of organic farming. Organic practices such as maintaining and improving fertility, soil structure, biodiversity, and reducing erosion create a sustainable solution for agriculture. In addition, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not allowed.


While organic fruit may be more expensive than conventionally grown fruit, it may be worth the extra cost. Some people prioritize environmental sustainability, want to support local farmers, and reduce their exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Additionally, some studies suggest that organic produce may have higher levels of certain nutrients.

We decided to farm organically 30 years ago because of our philosophy about what made sense. At Chelan Beauty, organic farming is better for the environment, workers, and consumers. So the extra cost to farm organically and protect these assets is worth it. Rediscover the true flavor of fruit and enjoy peace of mind.

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I was thinking of going organic and had some questions. Is it dangerous to the health of the worker to work with produce sprayed with pesticide? I’m under the belief that if it’s not safe to breath in then its definitely not safe to be eaten. I’m extremely sensitive to smells(dangerous for me to even breath in perfume). I noticed that I had no problem eating organic versions of vegetables (haven’t tried fruit yet), but I would feel unwell with regular. I read that non organic is bad for animals and the environment. Is this true? If so then it would stand to reason that humans shouldn’t consume it(how can something that isn’t safe for animals be safe for a human). Lastly, can pesticides alter the look of produce? I have come across red delicious apples that look “weird”. I thought, at first, that I was having a problem eating them because I was put off by the look. So, I peeled them and mixed them with regular looking apples so that I couldn’t tell the difference and still had a problem(like my body found something in that apple that shouldn’t be put in my body)…so I was just curious.
Thank you for your time

Jenny P January 03, 2024

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