(Closed) What do you buy organic?

posted 9 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: What foods do you buy organic?

    Mostly just produce

    Mostly dairy/eggs

    Mostly just meats

    A little bit of everything

    Pretty much nothing

    Other

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

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    @MissGreen: I’m lactose intolerant, but DH says it tastes the exact same!

    We buy milk, most produce, and meat (when our budget allows it) organic. We just graduated college so we’re both looking forward to incorporating more organic food with our income increase 🙂

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Just be careful when you’re buying “organic” because a lot of products that claim to be “organic” really aren’t.

    The main things we buy “organic” is actually our produce. We are part of a CSA that is “certified naturally grown” not “organic”. The requirements for being “organic” are SO strict that it is often prohibitive to small farmers.

    The concept of organic vs certified naturally grown is really interesting.

    Here’s an excerpt from the CSA (community support agriculture) we belong to:

    We are certified naturally grown, following organic standards, which prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers. Following standards assures you that genetically modified crops and organisms will not end up in your food.  More information on Certified Naturally Grown available at

    http://www.naturallygrown.org/

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

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    @MissGreen: in my opinion it tastes the exact same!

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @MissGreen:

    I personally do not think organic milk tastes the same as regular milk.

    And oh boy, the discussion of “organic” milk vs “regular” milk is quite an interesting topic among farmers!

    If you ladies ever have a chance to take a tour of local farms in your area do so. It’s really quite interesting and informative to hear about “organic/sustainable” farming from the perspective of a farmer. Versus what we’re fed through the media.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We focus more on buying local then organic.  We get a kitchen box from a place that puts together local and mostly organic/naturally grown stuff that includes eggs, bread, raw milk cheese, a preserve and veggies.  We try to plan our meals around the contents of the box.

    We buy meat at the farmers market and even though it isn’t all certified organic or whatever, you can talk to the farmer and find out more about.  Also, my cousin’s have a dairy farm, so they are “in” with the local farming community and give us tips. 

    All milk in Canada is antibiotic and growth hormone free.  We also have milk marketing boards keeping milk “local”, so we just buy regular grocery store milk.

    With grocery store produce, I buy organic on no-peel stuff.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Our organic section isn’t that great either. I’ll scoop up organic carrots and apples sometimes. I always want the organic bell peppers but they always look so…deflated and mushy!

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We always try to buy organic meat and some organic veggies, just depending on how tight our budget is. I look at those “top 10” lists for the fruits/veggies you should always try to buy organic since those tend to have more pesticides on them. We drink almond milk, but before we switched over we drank organic milk.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee

    I agree, I try to buy local more than organic. One thing I will always buy no spray now and wash to death are blueberries. I just know way too many blueberry farmers now and needless to say most of them don’t have a clue what they are doing. 

    Post # 25
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I buy all organic meat, produce, and dairy.  Even better if it’s local and organic!

    Post # 26
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I don’t buy organic very often at all.  I’m a student and tend to go with what’s cheaper.  I do try to buy my apples organic but it’s because I hate the wax on them.  I would just as happily by non-waxed non-organic apples.

    I used to go to the farmers market regularly, but it’s only open 1 day/week and I have other things scheduled that day.  Some of the produce is organic there, but not all of it.

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @SarahSmilesDec28:  I know alot of local farms here follow “organic” farming principles but just don’t have enough money to pay for organic certification.  

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Google the “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen.”  I try to atleast buy the “Dirty Dozen” organic and/or locally grown. 

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    we stick to all organic produce when available. Why is it so hard to find organic strawberries? LOL Every since we became vegetarians we decideed to buy all organic produce. Anything else that has an option organic or reg I always do organic (e.g. canned beans, soup, etc)

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I usually only buy organic for things on the dirty dozen list like celery, potatoes, berries, bell pepper, and milk & eggs. I can’t afford to buy organic everything, so I focus on the foods that really matter.

    Post # 31
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Everything. We only shop at Whole Foods, and our local store does a really nice job of stocking things from local farmers and companies.

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