Shopping at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's makes me wince, because I eventually pass by the fresh produce and check out the prices. This is why I do not buy much fresh organic produce. So I was interested in this article about how and where to find cheap organic produce! Check it out. Some quick tips (the article goes into further detail):
- beef, spinach and apples are better organic than most, because the non-organic alternatives are the most laden with pesticides and additives; also there are few if any organic standards for cosmetics, seafood and cleaning supplies
- it's cheaper to buy hormone-free but not totally "organic"
- wait for sales
- buy at farmer's markets (which are often, though not always, "organic" by default; check this article out for more info)
- try national supermarket organic lines - yep, most of 'em have them now!