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Organic produce in Edmonton

Started by Kristina Jan 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Hey!I'm pretty new to all of this and I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy organic produce in bulk in Edmonton? I find the grocery stores usually don't have much as far as organic goes and…Continue

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Comment by Kristina on January 27, 2014 at 4:10am

Thanks Sarah! I've never gone to Earth's General Store but I will have to check it out. I usually go to Planet Organic because I have a friend who works there and she gives me her employee discount lol. So when you say order, do you normally call ahead and order what you want for the week? I've just been going in and buying whatever I can find but maybe that's not the best way to be doing it lol

Comment by Sarah Adams on January 25, 2014 at 2:55pm

Hey Kristina, I usually order my produce from Earths General Store. They give you a 5% discount when you order in bulk. It always organic and they get the most local stuff available. Its nice to support a local shop as well. Planet Organic is another place you can order. They are a bit more expensive but do offer a 10% discount on bulk items. I recently just heard of The Organic Box which looks like a great place to get local produce and support our local farmers. I just want to look into it a bit more before committing to it! 

Comment by Juju Beanss on January 24, 2014 at 7:40am

I grow some of my own food, outside in the summer, and sometimes when I can I grow inside in the winter. Farmer's markets are good in the summer. I won't shop at planet organic, it's too expensive.  I try to keep it organic when I can. I have not found a good way to do it all year. As far as buying in bulk, my favorite way is great Canadian wholesaler. Costco can be good for some things, they are very hit and miss lately tho. I used to use fresh forward (northern lights) but they are also very hit and miss. Hope this helped.

Comment by Juju Beanss on April 25, 2013 at 2:05am

i have had this issue with costco bananas. I usually eat them anyway. I know they look gross, but they can taste ok. I keep them well insulated, and wait for them to spot. they taste ok to me, they just don't look real purdy. I do sometimes get them from safeway. I know that sounds expensive, however sometimes they are on foe 88 cents a lb, which is definitely ok. Its the same with HandW or even superstore, and those bananas are nice and yellow.

Comment by Hyshka on April 25, 2013 at 1:48am

Thanks for the tip @ 7hotdates.com.

I am also having troubles with finding good bananas right now, I have tried Earth's General Store once, and typically order my boxes from Homegrown in Stony Plain (where I live), but most of the time my orders of bananas don't ripen as quickly as they should (some bunches will actually stay green) and it's like they will start rotting before ripening.

They don't get vibrant yellow, and sometimes have a dull, stringy (fibrous) appearance.

If you have found a source of organic, vibrant bananas year-round, please share!

Comment by StormyCloud on February 23, 2013 at 6:33am

I get most of my food from Costco - it costs about $220 per week just to feed me.  I make sure that the greens that I buy are organic, but as for everything else - I just buy what looks good.  I can't afford to get everything organic and often the organic produce at places like Planet Organic just isn't as fresh as I would like.  I do get some organic fruit from The Organic Box every other week - that way I feel like I am still supporting the whole idea of organic produce.  I also have dates from 7hotdates.com - they are awesome!  I will have to check out H&W and Northern Lights produce.  I'm pretty new to this too (less than a year) so I'm still figuring things out.

Comment by Juju Beanss on February 20, 2013 at 11:52am
Northern lights.*
Comment by Juju Beanss on February 20, 2013 at 11:51am
Lots of citrus right now. It is divine! I also bulk ordered dates and have been chowing on those a lot. I have also been eating lots of bananas and grapes too. Stocking up on frozen fruit has been a big help for variety. As far as tips go, I really like the bananas at h&w Costco seems to be a let down for nanners lately. Have you tried northern list produce? City centre market on Saturdays can have great finds as well as the old strath one. I got my dates from seven hot dates dot com, honestly some of the best I have ever had. Other than that, not really. I'm still pretty new to this. Not quite a year. So maybe you may have tips for mr :-)
Comment by StormyCloud on February 18, 2013 at 11:34am

No kidding :P

Any tips for surviving as a LFRV in Edmonton?

Comment by Juju Beanss on February 17, 2013 at 2:45am

heya!!! not many of us around i presume.


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