Organic Schmorganic

I was looking for our favorite croutons yesterday while shopping at Costco.

We love these and have eaten bazillions of them over the last decade…

Garlic croutonsThey are so good and so garlicky that we often eat them like potato chips.

Even the crumbs were delicious. We had the last little bit of crumbs over home grown zucchini for dinner the other night. Yummy!!!

Alas, they aren’t at Costco anymore.

In the move to make us all healthier so that we live even longer and buy more Costco wine, the only crouton choice is now organic.

organic-croutons

Seems like EVERYTHING’s going organic lately.

I’m sure organic is better for people in general, but at my age it just seems silly to spend more money on organic.

At first I thought I was just being cranky and that crankiness was making me spot more organic foods.

But lo and behold, organic is the new gluten-free!

organic-growth

Organic food sales are expected to grow (pun intended 🙂 ) by 14% annually over the next five years. Yes, annually!

And domestic organic food production grew almost 250% from 2002 to 2011. And during that same time period, non-organic food production grew only 3%.

What’s all this mean?

It means I better get used to seeing more organically grown foods when I shop, and I’d better get used to paying more for them…

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