May 11, 2017
Presently Bell Peppers and Clementines from Eretz Yisroel are being sold in the Greater Philadelphia area. Please check the country of origin of produce before buying. Citrus, tomatoes, peppers, and herbs are commonly imported from Eretz Yisroel. The seller is legally obligated to either mark the produce or to post the country of origin. We recommend not buying fruit from Eretz Yisroel because the Israeli exporters send much of their “orla” to the USA. Orla may not be used. We encourage people to purchase vegetables and herbs from Eretz Yisroel. The procedure for removing Teruma and Maaser from the vegetables and herbs is rather easy. We explain the procedure in our Halocha section – DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps.