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    Default Organic-is it worth it?

    My bubs have started solids, I'm curious how many families eat organically, and if you would if you could afford it? Is it any better did you?

    Currently we try to eat whole foods.

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    Posting to subscribe! We ate organic for a while but I kept getting cockroaches in the delivery boxes so I stopped I would love to go buy my own, our local Coles stocks organic pumpkin and carrots randomly but thats it!

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    I think its a personal choice, some ppl swear by it and others its not so much of an issue.

    Personally, from a price point I don't buy organics - we grow what we can and the rest is just normal supermarket stuff.

    If you do want to buy organics, I would suggest going to farmers markets and getting them from true small organic producers that have grown it locally and its fresh and not stored for months and months.

    There are also a few things that naturopaths/health food advocates suggest you do pay the extra money for - such as apples, stone fruit and other berries that non-organic are produced with ALOT of chemicals and ingested through the skin. Im pretty sure they say the same thing about potatoes. And avoid hydro tomatoes.

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    I was getting boxes delivered but there wasn't heaps of variety for the price so I stopped. The only place I can get organic is whatever random stuff coles has. I've had no luck with farmer's markets either.

    If I could buy it myself, close by, I'd definitely have it all the time.
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    We try and buy as much orgain/bio dynamic food that we can but find the price and availability prohibitive. Which is such a shame.

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    If I could afford it we would eat everything organic.

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    I buy organic apples, and a lot of the gluten free things we buy also happen to be organic, but I would buy a non-organic variety if available in gluten free.

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    If we could find somewhere convenient and reliable - definitely.

    Woolies sometimes has organic veggies but it's hit and miss.

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    It's absolutely worth it, not only fruit and veggies but flour, grains, meat and chicken as well but the cost does get a bit much!

    When DS was first starting solids I went overboard ( we have fantastic organic shops in Sydney, personally I wouldn't buy from Coles ) but I was spending about $400 a week for 2 adults and a 6 month old! So after research/consulting with our naturopath we have sourced free range meat , eggs and chicken and there are certain fruit and vegg that you can buy from the fruit shop ( mainly anything with a hard skin like avocados, banana etc)

    We have a great relationship with our local fruit shop who buy a lot of their produce from local farms so we know where it comes from and how fresh it is, same with the butcher

    The main foods that really are a must for buying organic are corn and soy products ( most commercially sold are GMO) plus any fruit/veg with soft or edible skin ( apple, summer fruits, berries etc) plus peanut butter ( peanuts are highly sprayed with pesticides ) plus please check what you are buying is grown in Australia ( next time you go to Coles/woolies check where their garlic is from, just as an example!)
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    Was going you'd reply, I always learn so much from you Elijah's Mum!
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