I’ve thought a lot about this. My husband and I have talked a lot about this. In the give and take between our desire to eat cleanly and reality about what we can afford for our grocery budget we’ve made some compromises.
There are a few things we try to buy organic – namely eggs (we once had a freaky experience of 12 double yolk eggs in one carton that sealed the deal for us on that) and the items on the Dirty Dozen list of produce with the most pesticides residues.
Our preference is also for organic meat and we have been known to splurge at Rowe Farms. We often compromise on the ‘Free From‘ line of meats available at Loblaws. It really does taste better, but alas, we do also often buy from the butcher located inside our local No Frills which means nice fresh meat, but not organic.
If we ever strike it rich, we’ll surely migrate towards a more organic diet. For now, we do what we can afford, which also means cutting back on meat consumption and doing a good job of washing all our produce.