For several weeks now, I’ve been more adventurous with food and have been paying extra attention to eating generous portions of fresh fruits and veggies more than I possibly did last year and I must say that I see good results ‘cos my skin certainly feels clearer and my bowels happier 🙂
While foraging for my weeks’ supply, I ran into these luscious Riccio Fiorentino tomatoes in the organic section and was certainly attracted to them due to their deep red colour and their trademark ridges. I do love eating tomatoes and learnt to juice and eat them fresh like my daddy, however, I certainly balk at spending a king’s ransom on vegetables.
I thought I could just buy a kilo or two but was forced to drop them like hot potatoes when after it was weighed the cost of my 6 tomatoes was enough to buy me my entire basket of vegetables for the week. I felt a bit disappointed and settled for my regular everyday tomatoes all the while thinking of the sweet, rich flavour of those beauties.
Am I the only one who feels that the prices of these organic products are most times irritatingly exorbitant and exaggerated?
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I find that too, Jackie. Sometimes I get one of those beauties, take the seed out, plant it and enjoy the rest of the fruit. If everything goes well, I will have a plant the next season.
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Totally a great idea to grow one’s own. Sadly, due to the arid nature of this place, it takes a whole lot of diligence to grow things here. Sadly, I don’t have the space otherwise I would have given growing simple herbs and veggies a try.
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Try pots on your balcony. It is totally worth it, Jackie.
Jackie, the costs are annoying. So i plant my own. Love them, i have s constant supply. I started them off in pots so really, even in a flat, we can do it.
I feel the same way and the prices often prevent me from buying the organic produce – especially as I have a hungry family to feed!
You absolutely are not, Jacqueline. I consider myself blessed beyond measure that I can grow my own organically. Truly organic.
I agree, the cost of living where I living increases weekly and I refuse to pay over priced food. We are getting more imported food and there is no need for it. The country is very self-sufficient. I have sifted through the souq sellers after shouting at them about their prices or they think I will pay because I am foreign. I tell them they are greedy. I would not know if the produce is organic or not. This is not important here. I go by the quality, price and honesty of the seller. Hopefully will grow some of my own soon.
One of the best things to happen to organic food in San Francisco was a decision by Whole Foods to open a large store across from Safeway. Safeway immediately launched its own organic products and priced them below almost everything else. .
Yes, the prices of organic and grass-fed things sometimes – okay most times, feels more like price gouging. Sadly!