The story “From farm to store” [News, June 19] touts the availability of produce from Long Island farms in Long Island supermarkets.

But the Long Island Farm Bureau, representing the Island’s farmers, has supported the use of pesticides on the produce its members grow.

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I prefer that my fruit and vegetables not be doused in pesticides.

A better choice for consumers would be to buy organic produce from one of Long Island’s organic farms, either at the farm itself or at one of the many farmers markets.

It’s possible, and preferable, to support Long Island farmers and buy healthy, too.

Robert K. Sweeney, Lindenhurst