I know it is difficult to find everything you need. Since I have been shopping this for awhile, I can help jump start your shopping trip. Here is my best advice when it comes to organic food.
- Check out Micheal Pollan‘s book Food Rules and watch his movie Food,Inc.
- Check out your local CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) I currently use Tomato Mountain. I have used them for the past 2 years and have nothing but great reviews. There are many CSA’s to choose from and most will drop your fresh produce at a location within your own town once a week. Tomato Mountain actually delivers to your home. This is the best option for fresh produce because it is not sitting on a shelf at all. It comes straight from the ground to your door = high in nutritional value.
Foods That You Should Really Go Organic With
If your budget doesn’t allow you to go 100% organic, you can just go organic on the foods that have the most additives and pesticides.
When all else fails I try and make sure these staples are Organic.
- Peanut Butter
- Greens – Spinach, Kale
- Berries – Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry
- Dairy – There’s a strong link to Breast Cancer in women who consume non-organic dairy.
- Wheat – flour
Where To Find Healthy Organic Food
In a perfect world, I would have a huge garden and I would grow organically using no pesticides. And that garden would allow me to harvest and can enough veggies for our family. It is a nice goal. We now have a large yard and my husband is motivated, so we shall see how this summer goes!
For now, sans the huge organic garden, here’s where I find organic food for my family.
They have an excellent selection of Organic foods
- Canned tomatoes
- Peanut butter
- they also have seasonal fresh produce
- Broccoli (frozen)
- Mix veggies (frozen)
- Peanut butter (some stores)
- Coffee (some stores)
- Strawberry Jelly
- Seasonal produce
- Canned tomatoes
- Spaghetti sauce
Peapod and Whole Foods
They really have pretty much everything you would be looking for.