Buying Organic Fruit?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
October 5, 2008 8:47pm CST
Our family loves fruit. When you buy a lot of fruit it can be very expensive. Especially when you buy organic fruit. We're told how dangerous all of the pesticides and chemicals are that are sprayed all over our fruit. So we're told to make sure we buy organic. Sounds great right? Wrong! Organic fruit is so much more expensive than regular fruit. Some people can afford it, but most cannot. Why can't they make the organic fruit affordable? How can we eat healthier if it's not affordable for most of us to buy? Do any of you buy organic fruit or just some?
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5 responses
@savypat (20247)
• United States
6 Oct 08
reason Organic is more expensive, it's grown mostly by small growers who's overhead expense is much greater, and the loss from organic is much greater. As it becomes more popular the price should go down.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Thanks for your post. Hopefully soon we'll all be able to afford to eat better.
• United States
6 Oct 08
Fruit is a tough one if you live in a northern area. Usually, the best places to buy fresh organic produce, either fruits or vegetables, at a good price is local fruit/vegetable stands or farmers markets. Since they come from the area, transportation costs are much lower than if they come from say, California, to your store in Virginia for example. I have occasionally purchased organic fruits, but only when they are on sale. I live in southern Oregon, and the main grocery stare where I shop sells both organic and conventional produce. Sometimes the organic goes on sale but not the conventional, and the organic is then the same or a few cents cheaper, thats the only time I can afford it in the grocery store.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I agree. It's not always easy finding the local fruit stands though being from the Northeast. Thanks for posting.
@noel0000 (145)
• India
6 Oct 08
I like to eat fruits I have never bought organic fruit because it costs too much .
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I agree with you. It's ashame how expensive organic produce is.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
I love to eat fruits. Well, organically grown fruits are really much expensive. Here in a flea market I can get fruits with no fertilizers like pineapples but smaller in size, mangoes but not the export variety just the local ones. JAckfruits too don't have fertilizers or pesticides. bananas are more cheaper and organically grown as long as it's not from Dole or del Monte, just the local ones, we have a couple of banana plants at home.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
6 Oct 08
You're lucky to have places that are local selling organic fruit. We need to have more local farms selling quality fruit at a reasonable price.
• United States
6 Oct 08
I've never bought organic fruit mainly because it costs too much.