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Do You Only Buy Organic Produce?

When it comes to fruits and veggies, my friends lovingly refer to me as a "grippie," aka green hippie, because of my steadfast rule of only buying organic fruit and vegetables. I used to be part of a CSA, but now I visit various farmers markets around the city a few times each week. Seasonal produce is full of flavor, I want to support small nearby farms, and of course there's the issue of pesticides. And because the produce I'm buying is seasonal and in abundance, it's pretty affordable too. I also think that organic, seasonal fruit is more nutritious, which a new study backs me up on — at least when it comes to strawberries. In the study, organic strawberries were more flavorful, nutritious, and had a longer shelf life. Another reason to add my growing list of sticking to organic produce. How about you . . .

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unspoken-thoughts24 unspoken-thoughts24 6 years
I just buy whatever in season veggies and fruits. Organic label is too hyped-up!
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 6 years
i would, but thanks to college and current expenses, that's not in the budget :[
Spectra Spectra 6 years
No, because I can't afford it. I do buy locally-grown food when I can and right now I'm enjoying organic produce from my neighbor's's all pesticide/hormone free and it's DELICIOUS!!!
jessvogel85 jessvogel85 6 years
I wish I could buy all organic, but it isn't feasible for me in terms of money. When I can, I do.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I try to follow the "dirty dozen" and even then sometimes the price will scare me away.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I'm like anon #3. I generally follow the "Dirty Dozen" and buy those items organic whenever possible. However, I generally buy my produce at the Farmer's Market. Most of the produce there is organic, but if I can't find something organic that I really need, I do sometimes go with non-organic.
KeLynns KeLynns 6 years
I'm with Lovely_1 - I do *try* to buy only organic, but many times my shop doesn't have what I need in organic. Sometimes it's a 5x the price of regular - a hard pill to swallow! And at 7pm on a Tuesday night, I don't really have the option of hunting out a farmer's market to find what I need for dinner. I do get organic/local produce deliveries every two weeks, which really helps. They deliver what's in season (I can make a few adjustments but basically they decide what they'll give me), and then I create dinner plans around what I have in the fridge, instead of making plans and then going to the store to find what I need.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 6 years
I really try to only buy organic...but sometimes they just don't have what I need in organic! Or sometimes it's just STUPIDLY priced lol :)
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