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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8 thoughts on “Organic Schmorganic”

  1. I know! Costco is really amped up on this organic stuff! All the green price sheets up and down the aisle are getting a bit annoying! Maybe they should have that as their question of the month in the Costco magazine! Off to suggest that!

    1. Winco is going more organic, too. And in one of their stores the wine section is HUGE and front and center just as you walk in. So I’m guessing people need to drink wine to eat organically… 🙂

  2. You are absolutely right. Organic and gluten free products are all over the place. Another trend is the keurig phenomenon. My beloved whole bean coffee at World Market is getting smaller and smaller as the Keurig type coffee takes up more space. Ugh!

    1. It does seem like the Keurig containers are multiplying exponentially in every store. It’s like rabbits! 🙂

  3. Although I never did like the idea of eating foods that had been sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, I thought, “It hasn’t killed me yet”, so I kept doing it. However a few years ago a biologist explained to me what this type of farming is actually doing to our food and how it is effecting our bodies. It makes our food weaker and weaker because it has no use for it’s defence system anymore. Thus we are not getting those things in our diet that transfer to us from the plant. It is much more complicated than that but since then, although I can’t really afford it I eat as much organic food as I can afford and I also supplement with very good products. I feel better, have more energy, don’t get sick as much and am able to cope with stress much better. It’s a noticeable difference. I just don’t like the weeds that keep cropping up on my scalp. Yikes. 🙂

    1. Wow, Chris. Thanks for letting me know that eating organic has really helped you. I didn’t realize that it would make that much difference. Now I’ll feel better buying more organic as it becomes more available.

      Giggles about the weeds. Good one! 🙂

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