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.

  1. Check out Micheal Pollan‘s book Food Rules and watch his movie Food,Inc.
  2. 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.

  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Peanuts
  • 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
  • Corn
  • Peppers
  • Apples
  • Tomatoes

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.
Dominik’s
They have an excellent selection of Organic foods

  • Milk
  • Raisins
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Beans
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Peanut butter
  • they also have seasonal fresh produce

Costco

  • Milk
  • Spinach
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Cream
  • Broccoli (frozen)
  • Mix veggies (frozen)
  • Peanut butter (some stores)
  • Coffee (some stores)
  • Strawberry Jelly

Trader Joes

  • Seasonal produce
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Beans
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Yogurt

Peapod and Whole Foods
They really have pretty much everything you would be looking for.

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