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Old 12-15-2010, 03:37 PM   #11
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i shop safeway vons. they offer healthy choices and junk food. it is up to the shopper which they buy. the organic stuff is usually cheaper. healthy choice is good but still to salty. no one can force the shopper to buy stuff that is good for me. you are just whistling dixie if you think so.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:48 PM   #12
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i shop safeway vons.

the organic stuff is usually cheaper.
I shop at Vons/Safeway too, as well as Kroger/Ralphs. Both are about 5 minutes away. But I never buy produce there, especially organics which are ridiculously overpriced.
For produce I always shop at the local Asian market.....their prices are generally 1/2 of what super markets charge.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:50 PM   #13
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i don't buy a lot of fresh produce. i only shop once a month. so only buy fresh what i can eat in couple days. i buy mostly frozen and have found the organic to usually be cheaper. albertsons and henry's market here have best produce. neither are what i would call cheap.
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i don't buy a lot of fresh produce. i only shop once a month. so only buy fresh what i can eat in couple days. i buy mostly frozen and have found the organic to usually be cheaper. albertsons and henry's market here have best produce. neither are what i would call cheap.
I really liked Henry's when I visited family in Orange County, Calif.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:25 PM   #15
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I buy most of my organic stuff at my local health food store (a 10 minute walk). I can get organic at a Canadian chain called Loblaws, but they do their own organic certification and I can't find their standards. Sounds kinda iffy to me. Yup, it's cheaper, but when I'm paying extra for organic, I want to know what that means.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:20 AM   #16
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Only two of the ten stores is available here, Safeway and Albertson's, I don't shop at either place. In the Pacific northwest we have Rosauers, where I do the majority of my shopping and they have a "Natural Foods" section and The Good Food Store which stocks the same items as Whole Foods and a lot of local foods. The prices are similar at both stores and their produce is the best looking in town.
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I buy a lot of my not-organic produce at a small chain called Mourelatos. I have been told by staff in other stores that Mourelatos buys 2nd quality produce. It turns out that 2nd quality refers to appearance. It has nothing to do with the taste, freshness, or nutrients. Haha, I get tasty produce cheaper 'cause it isn't as uniformly pretty.

Loblaws (major chain supermarket) is right next door. I get creeped out by their 1st quality produce. Vegetables and fruit just shouldn't be that uniform.
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:01 AM   #18
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When we are in Miami we shop at Wild Oats/Wholefoods for meat, charcuterie and cheese, Publix for bread and supermarket products. I could not understand why people bought fruit and veg at our local Publix at the bottom of Kendal Drive, if you drove for 10 mins more Krone ave was full of farm shops selling fantastic fruit and veg a lot cheaper. There was also a couple of pick your own farms that were cheaper still
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Would I become healthier and will my hair grow thicker if I switch to organics?
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:25 PM   #20
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Would I become healthier and will my hair grow thicker if I switch to organics?

It's pretty to believe that.
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