I would love to take dd apple picking this year, but after reading that apples are on the "dirty dozen" list, we are only eating organic apples. Are there any organic orchards near the Twin Cities? It's ok if they aren't certified, as long as they use natural or organic practices.
Sam has virtually no apples this year. Many places don't due to the apples blooming early and a frost when they were in full bloom. There aren't many organic orchards - it's very expensive to certify and very hard to grow apples organically. We do have many orchards that are Food Alliance certified and use IPM techniques. These are the orchards I have found that are Food Alliance certified or say they use IPM techniques.