From the Dirty Dozen list, strawberries are one of the fruits that are most heavily doused with pesticide. Organic strawberries generally cost more than conventionally grown ones, but for the sake of health, they're definitely worth the extra dollar. Aside from health reasons, organic strawberries actually taste like strawberries! After eating so many sour strawberry-lookalikes, my tastebuds have refused to taste anything but the organic ones because the flavor explosion is just so indescribable.
The 16 oz. box of delicious strawberries pictured sold for $2.99 at Trader Joe's. Pesticide-free strawberries are also available at some farmers markets which are a terrific alternative to certified organic ones.