Post # 1
If you’re not eating organic, I urge you to watch the documentary called Food Inc. It’s amazing to me that so many people really don’t know where our food comes from in the U.S. It’s not properly regulated and it’s really sickening to know what they do to our food before it reaches the store shelves.
90% of our vegetables come from SO’s parents HUGE garden. They also buy half a cow with their neighbors a couple times a year from a local organic farmer and everytime we visit they give us beef, so we don’t ever have to buy any from the store. Whatever they don’t give us, we buy from the store and I always try to get organic foods.
Post # 3
We rarely buy organic – we can’t afford it. The cost is prohibitive for many people, even those of us who are very well-educated on these issues.
Post # 4
It was so much more affordable and easy for me to purchase primarily organic produce when I was living in Colorado. Now that we are in South East Alabama for the next year or so, it is very hard to find organic produce at the grocery stores near me, and when I do it tends to be WAY more expensive than other produce. I try my hardest to stick to buying the dirty dozen organic, but I can’t always do that.
Watch Forks Over Knives….I was vegetarian for a couple of years, and have been slacking lately, but my FI and I watched that the other night, and Mr. Meat & Potatoes himself delcared he’d like to cut out a lot of meat and dairy and try to have a few nights a week that are vegetarian or vegan. I almost fell off the couch.
Post # 5
Only when I accidentally pick it up at the supermarket instead of the cheaper option.
We also started a small garden this past summer so we did have some organic veggies this season.
Post # 6
I eat a lot of organic food because I think it tastes better…especially meat, milk, and eggs. But fruits and vegetables I will eat inorganic (lol) because it’s cheaper.
Post # 7
@Ninteenthchance: The organic food industry has become so huge that honestly I question how much better it really is. I’m not all that educated on it though so maybe I’m just be being a skeptic. I’ll buy organic produce if they have what I need but honestly don’t really think twice if I can’t get it.
I love farmers markets and buying local though. It’s become a lot less convenient to do so now that I don’t live in the city though. My town has a farmers market but it’s in the middle of the day during the week. Convenient for all the SAHMs in the area but not for me!
Post # 8
We have quite a few farmer’s markets, a garden and don’t live in an expensive area, so it’s easier for us to eat organic produce. We purchase humane certified organic milk and eggs as well.
Post # 9
@Ninteenthchance: we eat organic as much as we can but I can’t sit here and say I do ALL the time. We get as many vegetables as we can from the garden but a June-sept growing season isn’t that substantial. I mostly buy from our local market that brings in as much local produce as they can and I try to always but from Canada/US. If I bought ALL organize produce, we would be poor like no othet. it’s just nt possible except during the months we grow it ourselves.
it’s not ideal, but we do what we can. When we have kids, we will step it up because this whole girls hitting puberty at 10-12 because of all the hormones freaks me right out.
Post # 10
@Ninteenthchance: The problem with organic produce is that it is no longer truly “organic” when it sits next to inorganic pesticide ridden foods. Yes it is certainly more nutritous- but unless you shop at a 100% completely organic store, the cross containmination of pesticides occurs. I LOVE to garden.
i actually built and maintained a greenhouse after reading about genetically modified foods and such- In the summer I could easily feed a family of 8 with what I produced in and out of my greenhouse. However most fruits (even with the greenhouse) can not be grown year round. Which is very problematic for us. ALSO it took hours and hours to set up and there is a large start up cost. The maintaince was fairly easy but still required 20 hours a week of work. Most people dont have that kind of time.
Post # 11
I often buy organic eggs and organic half-and-half.
Other than that, we really, really can’t afford it, unless we want to cut all kinds of entertainment/leisure out of our lives. (No visits to the movies, anniversary dinners, etc.)
The place we’re moving to in December will be more expensive than our last place (we had a roommate), and we’ll have to be pinching pennies to make rent and feed ourselves.
Post # 12
@housebee: we eat strictly organic milk and farm fresh eggs from a lady I know. Even FI agrees organic milk is tastier! I don’t drink the stuff but I believe it!
Post # 14
@lalalyanne: I used to avoid drinking milk due to allergies, however, the organic milk doesn’t exacerbate my allergies the way the regular milk used to; which makes me suspect I’m allergic to something else (I have tons of antibiotic allergies).
Post # 15
We always buy organic milk – it lasts so much longer than non-organic milk (as in the expiration date is farther in the future). Why is that?
The only grocery store in our neighborhood is a small little market and they don’t have many organic options. When we go to a major grocery store, I’ll sometimes buy things organic, but usually not. It’s a lot more expensive.
My dad has an awesome garden, though, so in the summer we get a lot of organic, fresh stuff from him..which is awesome AND it’s free!
Post # 16
We never do, I just honestly don’t care. I have no problem with what we eat currently.