In the old days, celery and lettuce were relatively clean, but it seems the more organic that I buy, the more dirt that I receive and this dirt clings. I wonder now if non-organic vegetables are washed and sprayed with some kind of teflon coating so dirt floats off. I am gaining dirt this way, but I don't understand why the lovely organic dirt cannot be left at the farm. I suppose the good thing is my land will continue to rise as I compost and spread this dirt, and so I, unlike many around me, will not be underwater soon. All this dirt must be adding up to rising land.
Do organic farmers think I more readily believe it is grown in soil when I see so much of it? My understanding was that organic and non-organic were grown in soil unless they were hydrophonic. Perhaps it is a way to make sure we scrub because if we don't we'll be eating grit and possibly grubs. Happy cleaning and enjoying the modern organic world which actually is old. Happy fruits and veggies to you!!