susanandrowell, Jun-10-08 14:29:05:|
We still do as much organic as possible, but we are lucky living in Seattle. We belong to a CSA, which is around 30/week and covers about 70% of our produce. We get organic milk at Trader Joe's, and good eggs and hormone-free chicken there (I don't pay extra for the organic chicken and eggs). Whole foods is very near by, so we have easy access to anything organic, but I don't always pay the extra. I didn't read the book so I don't know if he covers this, but given the choice between something truly local from a smaller farmer w/out the organic certification and something organic from California, I generally choose the local, I figure saving the pollution it takes to transport it here is worth something.
We have a similar organic explosion to what Claire describes in London, but at $3.50 for a very small organic ice cream at the very hip new organic ice cream place, we don't plan to make a habit of it.
We don't plan to stop shopping at Whole Foods as money gets tighter, although I hear people are. Life's too short to eat bad food. We are trying to eat out less, and eat less meat and less packaged stuff.