Where to buy: Always buy organic produce from either your local farmers market or organic grocery store. To reduce cost and add variety, select the organic items that are on sale that week. Typically grocery stores will do that for the items in season due to the decrease in cost on their end.
What produce to buy: The best fruits and vegetables to juice are ones with a hard skin such as apples, papaya, oranges, pineapple, tomatoes, beets and leafy greens. When choosing what produce to juice pick those on the lower glycemic index, meaning they have less natural sugars and won’t cause a spike in your blood sugar. Buy what is in season, not only will it be fresher but cheaper as well!
How much to buy: In order to produce 1 cup of fresh pressed juice it various on how much produce is needed, but a rough estimate is typically 1lb of produce per 8oz of liquid. Once you begin juicing you can test how much juice your particular juicer produces based on the amount of produce.