Monday, February 22, 2010

Buying Organic Groceries

I've been pleasantly surprised by the organic ranges that some of the supermarkets have these days. Now that I am actually looking for this kind of food, it seems to be everywhere.

But I won't lie to you, it's not cheap. I estimate I'm probably adding around $50 a week to my grocery budget. But I figure what's more important than putting clean, healthy food into your family? Aldi has the cheapest range of organic food.

This is what I got from Aldi this week.

This is my haul from Coles which has just put out its own Organic range.

Combined with my fruit and veg from the Organic Grocer I have a lot of the food groups covered. Meat and other protein products are available from the Organic grocer but the cost is unbelievable. For example the chicken breasts are $36 a kilo. So we are not going there just yet.

Instead, I am trying to cut down our consumption of red meat, do at least 2 vegetarian meals a week and use a lot more sustainable fish.

My hope is that as consumer pressure increases the larger supermarkets will continue to increase their ranges and organic products will be as easily accessible and as cheap as non-organic.

1 comment:

libby said...

The supermarkets do have a pretty good range these days. The aldi choc is yummy, and you've got my fave milk from Coles!