Can a Whole Foods Mom make peace with food storage?

What about organics?

Organic wheat, grains, and produce are available but usually come at a higher price.  Eight servings of Mountain House organic apples will cost around $ 28.  Compare that with Thrive’s apple slices, 48 servings, for just $ 13.  Fewer farmers and food suppliers grow organic food for the food storage market, so the prices are much higher.

Ready Made Resources, one of my sponsors, carries some organic foods, such as quinoa and pinto beans. If you want to stock up on mostly, or all, organic foods, you’ll have to shop around and spend a bit more.

Of course you can supplement your food storage foods with your own organic garden and by tracking down organic farmers and produce co-ops in your area.

Covering the basics is easy, if you’re willing to compromise One compromise that might come easy is to stock up on non-organic basics.  Wheat, rice, beans, and other grains can be purchased inexpensively in bulk, freeing up a good deal of money for the purchase of more expensive organic or ‘natural’ products.  These basic foods will give you hundreds of meal options that you can transform into delicious meals with healthy additions, such as spices, herbs, and wholesome produce.  A meal of couscous with organically grown veggies and free-range chicken (home-canned) could rival any Whole Foods entree, and it’s entirely possible within the realm of food storage.

It’s a matter of priorities

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