I was in the supermarket the other day picking up a few essentials. I grabbed a packet of organic sultanas and as I did so a little girl pleaded with her mother for a six pack of sultanas in little boxes. You know the ones I mean? Anyway they're not organic. This supermarket shows the Kilo price as well as the unit price. My organic sultanas were $9 /kilo and the individually packaged sultanas that the mum bought for her little girl ... well they were $11 kilo.
I'm often told that organic food is too expensive. The above is just one example that shows that this is not always true. Mark and I are not earning a wage. We live off what we make from the farm. This is not a lot, so we do have to be careful with our money, but we still eat 99%organic/ biodynamic. Sure we grow a lot of our food but not all of it. I find if I buy fruit and vegies in season that it is no dearer and sometimes cheaper than you'll find in the conventional supermarkets. If it's not in season we do without, which makes it all so more exciting when it does come into season. I buy food in bulk where I can . I can get 5kilos of biodynamic wholewheat flour for $15, That's only $3 a kilo. Organic flour at the supermarket is over $4. It does mean that I have to shop around a bit, but to me it's worth it to have clean food to eat, and knowing that I'm supporting farmer's who are, on the whole using sustainable farming practices.
What are your thoughts on the cost of organic food?