Do you tend to buy organic, frozen or fresh? Or a mixture of all three?
June 24, 2009 7:02pm CST
Recently organic and free range foods have become somewhat of a craze due to the food having not been spraying with biocides. Frozen is often marketed as a cheaper alternative that stays "fresher" for longer. And a lot of people believe that fresh food is simply just that bit more tasty. I have found that organic foods are about 5% more expensive than their inorganic counterparts and whenever possible I try to buy fresh food and almost no processed or ready meals. Do you tend to buy organic, frozen or fresh and do many other factors influence your decision?
11 Jul 09
Hi flydanman, the only frozen vegetable I buy is peas, everything else is fresh and also local produce. Nothing is marketed here as organic as such but most of it is, oranges straight from the trees which haven't been sprayed are surely organic. The olive oil produced here is pure extra virgin olive oil, and I have my own supply too which is pressed at the local olive press. The fish I am given is locally caught but usually my friends put it straight in their freezers until they give it to me.
25 Jun 09
I usually buy frozen vegetables. It usually works out cheaper per kilo than frsh vegetables, and I tend to waste less. If I can keep the bag in the freezer for a few weeks and just get out what I need when I am cooking, I am less likely to forget about vegetables in the bottom of my fridge that go off before I get to eat them. It also works out better because they are cut up for me and you don't have to buy the stalks and yucky bits that normally get thrown away. Where I live, organic fruits and vegetables can be up to double the price of 'normal' produce, so I don't really think it is worth the cost, if it was only 5 % more, I would think about it.