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Posted January 22, 2015

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Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it!

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  • swoodley Jan 22, 2015

    Food Babe's website offers info on how to save on organic food. Earth Fare has a 5 percent discount every day for military, students, & seniors (I think it's 62 years old); have to tell the cashier who scans a card kept at the register. Check EF's facebook page for deals. The year-round Western Wake Farmers' Market in Morrisville has great organic produce, eggs, meats, seafood.  You will never want to eat another grocery store carrot after eating one of Color Fields Farms' sweet, crunchy carrots; produce from that market not only tastes better than what ya get at the grocery store, but typically lasts a lot longer in the frig, since so fresh. I like supporting those hard-working, local farmers. Shoppers can sign up for Whole Foods' emails RE deals each week; deals listed on the WF's facebook pages too. Look for coupon booklets at the front of WF's stores (also can print same coupons from WF's website). Can stack a manufacturer coupon with WF's coupon for same item.

  • wolfpacky Jan 22, 2015

    I do know there is a recall on Granny Smith and Gala apples from a company named Bidart Bros. North Carolina is affected in the recall but not sure which grocery store chains order from this company. The apples may contain Listeria.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jan 22, 2015

    SENGLISH27529- that's great! I keep reading about how great it is for you!

  • Nanee Lion Jan 22, 2015

    Anyone heard anything about a recall on Gala apples? My friend told me about it and I just bought some yesterday from F.Loin. Just called them and the ones I bought were not the same grower,

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 22, 2015

    observant - thanks for posting the code!

  • observant Jan 22, 2015

    SwagCode : GiveUROpinion
    worth 4 sbs
    good until 4 pm

  • senglish27529 Jan 22, 2015

    Thanks RFB! DH has been using Turmeric as part of his daily regimen lately, so I'm tickled to be able to get this for him! It worked perfectly!!


  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jan 22, 2015

    Here's another Amazon $1 deal for Turmeric Capsules. I don't have prime anymore, so they will add shipping on top of the $1 :-( But, if you use it, it's still a great deal!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jan 22, 2015

    Faye- I'll make sure and note any good organic deals I find in the future! And I'm with you on the Dirty Dozen... I use that guideline often!

    Mrschizzy- I've been finding more and more deals at Harris Teeter (this week is a good deal on organic zucchini), plus Whole Foods has weekly specials (they should have them listed on their website- I think it's apples this week). My main place to shop lately is Trader Joe's, where I buy almost all my produce organic.

    Also, utilize local farmers. Most don't have the "organic" stamp because it's crazy expensive. But I've found if you ask them they'll tell you what they use on their produce. Overall I think local is better because the soil is much richer and offers many more nutrients compared to the companies that have land that is mass produced/grown on.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 22, 2015

    mrschizzy - I do not have an organic produce buy guide, but it is something I will work on when I get the future.

    If anyone else here buys organic produce regularly (RaleighFoodBlogger - that means you! lol) please share the best prices you find organic produce for here in the Triangle.

    I do find that for the traditional grocery stores, Kroger usually has some good weekly organic produce buys. Aldi is getting more into organic produce as well. Trader Joe's also has a good selection at reasonable rices (for organic). It is generally much more expensive to buy organic produce (30% - 100% more than non-organic) so you really want to shop the sales and freeze what you can to use later.

    When deciding what to spend the extra money on for organic produce, consider "the dirty dozen" products and these tips from the Huff Post: