Are you picky when it comes to organic/healthy versus "plastic" food and drinks? :)

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Are you picky when it comes to organic/healthy versus "plastic" food and drinks? :)

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Well, W/we can't wait to become fully self-sustaining, but in the meantime W/we do buy food from restaurant stores and some from large supermarkets until then... (Just to save money to obtain even more stuff for such a lifestyle... ^^)

But there are a few things what I wouldn't give for anything (and I guess many of you do the same) - like 100% orange juice, and many other things, not waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many though... ^^

What about you?
04/05/2012
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Ghost Ghost
Um. Can you explain what you mean by "plastic" food? If you eat plastic food, you're fucked.
04/06/2012
Kirsten A Kirsten A
I eat pretty healthy (lots of veggies, low carb) but not organic. Poor college student and all that. Just eating fresh produce gets expensive! I honestly don't even go to the farmer's market much, the produce is so much fresher but definitely pricier.
04/06/2012
Ghost Ghost
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Originally posted by Kirsten A
I eat pretty healthy (lots of veggies, low carb) but not organic. Poor college student and all that. Just eating fresh produce gets expensive! I honestly don't even go to the farmer's market much, the produce is so much fresher but definitely ...
This seems to be a big misconception largely based on where you shop. My diet is primarily fresh, organic produce and we shop about once a week. Where I shop, I basically fill a cart with produce and our bill is never more than $40, unless we buy cheese or honey or something. In fact, our bill is rarely over $35.
04/06/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
In some cases yes, in some cases no. I just want U/us to get fully self-sufficient finally!
04/07/2012
Kirsten A Kirsten A
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Originally posted by Ghost
This seems to be a big misconception largely based on where you shop. My diet is primarily fresh, organic produce and we shop about once a week. Where I shop, I basically fill a cart with produce and our bill is never more than $40, unless we buy ...
In my area, the farmer's market is definitely more expensive. In the regular grocery store, organic always costs more and honestly is of lower quality in the off-season. I'm in a smaller city in the northeastern US, and the produce selection is pretty sad during the colder half of the year. Also, I tend to shop for produce at the pricier grocery store, because it's the only one that meets my standards.

I need to learn how to grocery shop from you! $40 a week for two people?
04/09/2012
Ghost Ghost
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Originally posted by Kirsten A
In my area, the farmer's market is definitely more expensive. In the regular grocery store, organic always costs more and honestly is of lower quality in the off-season. I'm in a smaller city in the northeastern US, and the produce selection ...
Well, that $40 is mostly just produce. We honestly don't eat a lot of processed foods, but anything else can get more expensive. We spend the most money on honey and oils (olive, avocado, peanut, sesame), and so those things didn't go into my estimate. And to be honest with you, "organic" doesn't mean "better" in all circumstances, so just choose food wisely. When a food is labeled organic, pesticides are still used... they are simply organic pesticides that have different (although not usually better) effects in the environment. "Organic" foods are also more likely to harbor bacteria and intestinal parasites. Let me know if you need more information about that (I'm an ecologist and it's my job to know this stuff).

My best advice if you want to spend less on produce is find cultural markets. These stores often have a really interesting mix of vegetables at fairly cheap (often bulk) prices.
04/09/2012
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