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My wife and I would like to be able to buy organic. All of the time.

Needless to say, this is a higher priced way of life than going to your local big box grocer or Piggly Wiggly (what a great name for a grocery store, eh?!?).

While we've never lacked (although we've lived on some pretty slim pickins at times), we don't really feel like we can budget for all organic

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My wife and I would like to be able to buy organic. All of the time.

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And if I really had my druthers (what a great southern word, "druthers!), I'd buy organic and local.

And, organic itself has been under fire at times, as in this book.

I love organic foods. We even buy organic baby food. (Which according to my market researcher wife, is how most people enter the category). But I don't buy it exclusively because it is a nice to have for us. For example, when push came to shove and some bugs started eating all my basil, I used Sevin dust.

My 2nd cousin runs an organic coop and told me after the fact there are organic pesticides. So now I know.

Anyway, regarding price, have you considered joining a coop? My 2nd cousin's is here, but basically, you prepay for a whole season's worth of food, and pick it up once a week. I've priced them at around $300 to $500 for a season, and my only question is how many supplemental groceries would I need to buy?

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I love organic foods. We even buy organic baby food. (Which according to my market researcher wife, is how most people enter the category). But I don't buy it exclusively because it is a nice to have for us. For example, when push came to shove and some bugs started eating all my basil, I used Sevin dust.

My 2nd cousin runs an organic coop and told me after the fact there are organic pesticides. So now I know.

Anyway, regarding price, have you considered joining a coop? My 2nd cousin's is here, but basically, you prepay for a whole season's worth of food, and pick it up once a week. I've priced them at around $300 to $500 for a season, and my only question is how many supplemental groceries would I need to buy?

I found a few months ago these newer coop type farms (I think you can find them on this website) that work the same way. We aren't part of a coop now, but my wife's family was when she was a kid. I don't really know what it takes to be a part of the nearby natural foods store, but it seems as though you have to put in hours to be a part of it. And it's not even in our ville.

Tobacco is apparently a natural pesticide, but won't work for all things. It's not good on tomotoes, for instance.

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