Make your 5 a day organic

Organic fantastic

Real Foods has its roots in organic fruit and vegetables, beginning with a market stall selling organic produce almost 50 years ago.

Fresh, seasonal, organic fruit and veg are still at the core of our business, and we keep prices affordable so everyone can enjoy quality organic produce without breaking the bank.

Find Organic Fresh Fruit in our webshop 

Find Organic Fresh Greens in our webshop 

Find Organic Fresh Vegetables in our webshop

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Organic food is strictly regulated to uphold principles of stewardship and sustainability for the environment, animals and people - those who grow it as well as those who buy it.

Organic farming aims to produce food of high quality and nutrition, which is grown GM-free, without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, due to concern for their adverse effect on the environment, on wildlife and on our own health.

In fact, organic farmers are active in improving the environment, biodiversity and healthy habitats for wildlife, not just in maintaining it. Creating a habitat brimming with wildlife helps to keep pests away from crops without the use of chemicals.

Discover organic this September

Organic September, a nationwide, month-long celebration of all things organic and an ideal time to enjoy the fruits of the organic harvest. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more information. Or have a look at the Soil Association's website for more organic offers, tips and competitions.

The dirty dozen

The dirty dozen is a list compiled by the Environmental Working Group every year. They look at pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables and identify the 12 most contaminated.

This year, the report found that almost 70 percent of non-organic samples tested positive for at least one pesticide. A single sample of Strawberries tested positive for over 20 types of pesticide

These are the worst offenders in 2018. If you can, these are the ones to buy the organic version of

Strawberries

Spinach

Nectarines

Apples

Peaches

Pears

Cherries

Grapes

Celery

Tomatoes

Sweet Bell Peppers

Potatoes

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Take your pick

We pride ourselves on offering an incredible variety of organic fruit and veg.

We don't just sell organic apples, we sell organic Cripps, Cox's, Gala and Ida apples. Our organic lettuce comes in Cos, Batavia, Little Gem, Oakleaf and Lollo Blondi varieties, as well as convenient mixed salad packs. Our mushrooms too, including Morels, Oyster, Porta Bella and Shiitake, prove organic doesn't have to mean compromising on variety.

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You may be surprised also by some of the produce that is now available as organic, such as clementines, pink grapefruit, Galia melon, passion fruit, fennel, globe artichokes and ginger.

Read more about buying organic food at Real Foods here

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