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Share your organic food store shopping lists

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I'm really new to buying organic. Please share with me what's on your shopping list when you go to the organic food store. Include fresh/frozen/dairy/supplements, etc. I want to get some ideas for replacing what I currently get at the regular super market with organic. What organic items are must haves in your hoursehold? Which ones do you occassionally splurge on? TIA for helping this nutritionally challenged mom.

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Must haves: meat, milk, cheese, whatever produce is available, bread

Like to have: juices, desserts (cakes and such)
Here's what I bought yesterday (at Kroger)

kiwi fruit
can tomato sauce

I also regularly buy:
Annie's products
other produce

I wish organic bread was available in my town.
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For produce... have you seen the "dirty dozen" list? If you can't afford to buy organic for all your produce, this is a good place to start.

12 Most Contaminated - Buy These Organic
• Apples
• Bell Peppers
• Celery
• Cherries
• Imported Grapes
• Nectarines
• Peaches
• Pears
• Potatoes
• Red Raspberries
• Spinach
• Strawberries

12 Least Contaminated
• Asparagus
• Avocados
• Bananas
• Broccoli
• Cauliflower
• Corn (sweet)
• Kiwi
• Mangos
• Onions
• Papaya
• Pineapples
• Peas (sweet)
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Thanks ladies! I've never seen the dirty dozen list. That's really helpful!
The dirty dozen list is helpful, but the soil is still contaminated even if the food is less contaminated.
Sidshappymomma is correct about residue in the soil, but the dirty dozen list is helpful when the budget has to stretch. I exchanged like for like when we went organic so groceries like peanut butter, dairy and meat were switched to their organic counterparts.I bake with organic ingredients because its cheaper to buy organic flour and the attendant leavenings and flavorings than buying baked goods from the store. Veg had to be changed around. I buy more frozen veg than fresh in order to eat organic.Carrot,celery,onions and potatoes are fresh but berries and broccoli, bell pepper strips, other frozen greens are in evivdence now. When we ate conventional veg I never bought frozen. Sometime if I have to get dairy that isn't organic I get european brands,on the whole though we try to buy organic at all times. Think of what you ordinarily buy and try any organic version.It's all well and good if you can go entirely organic but any organic is wonderful. Even if one or two things are organic in your cart your telling the store owner that there's a client base that wants that product.
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