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  •  I'm a lucky one too- (1+ / 0-)
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    The local coop is great. They do a very good job sourcing stuff, so it's easy to find Fair Trade, non-gmo, grass-fed, organic, etc. And they get as much as they can locally/regionally.

    Personally, I try to adhere to a whole food (not the store) diet, and very very rarely buy produce shipped in from another hemisphere (e.g. fresh asparagus for me only when in season locally).

    But not everyone even has those choices, unfortunately. And if TJ or WF was my only option, I'd shop there rather than the conventional supermarket, which sucks.

    •  i forgot... (3+ / 0-)
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      literatelib, Donkey Hotey, sk4p

      we have a wegmans near us. they are getting so much better for us, so we go there too.
        we don't go anywhere else.
      i need co-ops.

      We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

      by Christin on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 04:55:28 PM PST

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      •  I've heard good things about Wegman's but I'm not (1+ / 0-)
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        Donkey Hotey

        familiar with them.

        If there is a good coop in a not-too-distant city that you visit occasionally, consider making a bi-monthly shopping trip there. Maybe for staples, or a special occasion, or something you really want but can't get in your Wegman's. Some of our coop shoppers who are from out of town do that.

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