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I don't ever go to Costco becuase we live in a small place with little storage. I try to purchase mostly organic and natural stuff. Do they have alot of natural and organic foods? Havn't been for years.
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They keep getting more and more, I know that you can get organic milk, butter, tomato products, olive oil, tortilla chips and salsa(that's a new one). Mine also has various other things soy milk, snacks, rice...I know that it varies from Costco to Coscto. They also have some new environmentally friendly dish soaps, laundry soap and some other natural products.

I'm a big fan of Costco, it works for our family.

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They have been getting a lot more! Apples, peanut butter, milk, butter, half/half, cow meat, waffles, cereal, hot cereal, vegetables (fresh and frozen), etc. Plus the cleaners and everything mentioned above.

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They also have some new environmentally friendly dish soaps, laundry soap and some other natural products.
Do you know what brands?

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Same here ... our Costco is carrying more and more organics. Organics I purchase there include ground beef (3 lbs. for around $12), milk (2 gallons for $10-11), whole wheat sandwich bread (2 loaves for $3.50), pasta, juices, and berries (occasionally). They also have inexpensive "green" laundry detergent (ECOS- $12 for a big bottle) and other green cleaning products.

I have gotten in the habit recently of going often- like every week or 10 days- as my kids are eating more and more (they are now drinking at least 2 gallons of milk a week). Ironically I find by going more often I don't get as sucked in by the "extras" that can easily drive up the Costco bill because I can say "I'll think about that and get it next week if I need it"- and of course when next week rolls around I usually decide I don't need it after all.
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Do you know what brands?
It's their own Kirkland signature brand for the dish soap and laundry. For personal care they had some Alba products awhile back, but the weird thing there is that they sometimes have that only for a limited time, it just depends. They always are changing that kind of product availability.

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I've seen organic: (we don't buy all of these, but this is what I can remember them carrying)
frozen berries
peanut butter
salad greens
carrots
presliced apples (too expensive IMO...I don't mind cutting them up )
animal crackers
soups (in the aseptic containers...roasted red pepper, free range chicken broth)
instant oatmeal
coffee (i think?)
ground beef (I can buy cheaper locally, and it is grassfed)
organic whole chickens, organic chicken breasts, organic boneless thighs
frozen veggies like green beans (watch out, as at our store the frozen organic veggies are all imported from China, which I'm not comfortable with personally)
eta: organic pasta sauce, organic canned tomatoes

they also have some stuff that isn't organic but is hormone free, etc. like:
Tillamook cheddar (was 6.50ish for 2lbs, now up to 8 something for 2lbs. Still a decent deal IMO)
Kerrygold cheeses and butter
various imported cheeses

Our store was carrying Coleman hotdogs (antibiotic/hormone/nitrate/nitrite free). Not sure if they'll be getting more. They carry antibiotic free chicken sausage at our store regularly as well.

We don't have organic half and half, organic eggs, etc. at our store.

eta: not everything is a great deal. Know your prices, etc. so you can determine what is a good deal for your family.

One other random thing to add is that they also carry big containers of vinegar and baking soda (great for natural cleaning on the cheap!). I've also seen Giovanni body products recently (many Giovanni body lotions, etc. get good reviews on the EWG Skin Deep website. Not all, but many of their products are paraben-free, etc. Our store was carrying Giovanni shampoo and conditioner for a good price but I don't think they have it anymore)
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Ours does have eggs and they are a really good price. One thing about the milk is they may only carry 1 type- ours only every has 1% (blech!)

We always buy the org. frozen brocolli and I have never checked where it come from... I will have to cry if it is from China.

They also have organic sharp cheddar- I have only ever seen sharp though.

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I've also seen loads at the Costco near me.

granulated sugar
instant oatmeal
wheat bread
Annie's mac & cheese
ground beef
frozen berries
milk (1%)
fruit leather
Gardenburgers (not organic, but veggie!)
Odwalla Superfood juice
sausages (in the deli section)
energy bars

I know there's probably more that I'm not thinking of..... Also, as previously mentioned, you can get big containers of vinegar and baking soda for cleaning cheap!!

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Thanks everyone. I'll have to go check it out!
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They have good deals on organic/natural laundry soap too.
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Thanks for this thread - I was wondering too .
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yes, thank you for asking and everyone for the responses. We had just decided on getting a membership at costco vs sams and one of the first things I did was google "costco organics"

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Costco does not care if you split your membership with a friend either. So get a friend to cough up $25 and share the membership. They will get their own cards.

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Did anyone mention the oatmeal?


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Do they have organic flour in bulk and if so, what is the price? If not, do they sell bulk unbleached flour? I was at Sam's recently with my mom and they sold only bleached flour.

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IDK if they have organic flour, but they do sell unbleached flour.

Also though not organic(they do have organic) Olive oil, I get 2-2 liter bottles for $25, the og is more expensive and it is something I use so much of, so I get the regular because it is a bargain.

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Most of the organics we get at Costco have already been mentioned. They have two packs of organic whole chickens that are a great deal at my location, we go for those fairly often.
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I heard they've started carrying Giovanni shampoo and conditioner (natural and vegan). We need to get new memberships, which we'll be doing in the next month or so. We've been going there for years and the number of organic and natural products keeps growing! Whenever I do surveys for them (they have a URL for surveys on their receipts sometimes) I tell them that I want more organic and vegan products.

Costco is also much friendlier to their employees then Sam's.

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