posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 04:53 AM
Originally posted by Under Water
I think we will just start with raising chickens for the eggs, and expand our garden and try our best to buy organic from walmart. At least they have
One thing I've noticed about Walmart's organic selection is that it varies from store to store. What one Walmart has for organic- a different
Walmart even 4 miles away won't have -- and then a Walmart 20 miles away will have a bigger organic selection than the other two.
Walmart bases their organic offerings on income-per-area. That is to say that if the Walmart is located in a middle-class to upper-middle class
neighborhood, they will have a much larger selection of organic than a Walmart located in a poor neighborhood.
If you say that you live in a poor neighborhood where no one else cares about the quality of the food they buy-- then drive to a wealthy neighborhood
to go grocery shopping. Sometimes I've been known to drive 30 miles to a grocery store just to get the vast organic selection that I want to choose
from. Most of them will offer you "courtesy ice" to keep your food cold on the way home.
So try driving to a Walmart in middle-class to upper-middle class neighborhood for a better organic selection. Or drive to some of the wealthy
neighborhoods that might have Sprouts (grocery), AJ's (grocery), Trader Joe's, or Whole Foods Market. Whole Foods Market by-far has the largest
organic selection. And there's also different sizes/selection of Whole Foods depending on their location. If it's a Whole Foods in a middle class
neighborhood...it's a smaller store. Whole Foods located in the wealthy areas are usually 3 times the size with a gigantic organic selection. And the
costs are the same whether it be a middle class neighborhood or a wealthy neighborhood.
I've even seen a different selection at one Fry's. There's this one Fry's located in the Biltmore area with a huge organic selection. They'll
even make cashew-butter for you at the counter. They don't do that at other Fry's.
So drive to a wealthy area...and see how they get more organic choices than a poor neighborhood.