Price Check: Are You Buying Less Organic Food?

Price Check: Are You Buying Less Organic Food?

Faith Durand
Nov 3, 2008

Are rising food prices cutting into the growth of organics? Seems like it, according to an article in the New York Times this weekend. Whole Foods Market is struggling through a tough patch, and it seems like the boom in organic foods may be plateauing. So we're curious to hear directly from you: are you buying less organic foods these days? Are you unable to justify a $2-$3 price difference in some items, like the mom quoted in the piece - or are your shopping habits holding steady?

The article notes that some areas of the organic industry, especially those that cater to children, aren't slipping at all. Parents probably aren't going to compromise on organic milk and cheese for their youngsters. But other areas - like pre-made organic frozen meals - aren't growing as fast as they were a year ago.

• Read the article here: Budgets Squeezed, Some Families Bypass Organics at The New York Times

More on groceries, budgets, and frugality:
Conscientious Cook: How to Start Saving Money This Weekend
Eat Cheap: Farmstands in the Country
Price Check: Are You Cutting Your Grocery Budget?

Price Check: Coping With Rising Food Costs
Tough Times Ahead For Food Snobs?

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