On average, organic foods were 47 percent more expensive, but the range was huge. In a couple of instances, the organic product was actually cheaper, by as much as 13 percent for honey at Amazon Fresh. In fact, depending on where we shopped, we found organic lettuce carrots, maple syrup, olive oil, and cream cheese for the same price or less than their conventional counterparts.
In Consumer Reports’ most recent supermarkets survey of of nearly 63,000 subscribers, Trader Joe’s, Wegmans, Costco, Sprouts Farmers Markets had the best overall prices on organics.
And while, it is less expensive to buy foods with pesticides now, ultimately that debt will have to be paid in the form of a health issue. Conversely, organic food is an investment into your future.
You can’t eat organic all the time — but you should eat is as much as you can. And that’s starts with your kitchen.