We’ve learned that this is just the beginning of a long journey towards meeting and supporting our local suppliers. We’re going to keep this week’s analysis simple and compare just 3 sources. If you live in our area and want more information on which of the wonderful local organic and natural suppliers we use, please visit Carl and Andrea’s Local, Organic and Natural Suppliers.

Item Not Local, Not Organic Local & Not Organic Local & Organic*
Strawberries $3.99 $3.99 Incl in subtotal
Green Leaf Lettuce $2.49 $1.49 Incl in subtotal
Dill $3.98 $3.98 Incl in subtotal
Beet Greens $2.99 $2.99 Incl in subtotal
Garlic Scapes $3.98 $3.98 Incl in subtotal
Green Onion $1.98 $1.78 Incl in subtotal
Arugula $2.99 $2.99 Incl in subtotal
Kale $4.49 $4.49 Incl in subtotal
Broccoli $2.49 $1.99 Incl in subtotal
Bread $2.99 $2.59 Incl in subtotal
Eggs $2.99 $3.69 Incl in subtotal
Produce Pack: Subtotal $26.89 $25.69 $40.00
  • Our local produce packs are not certified organic, but the local farmer grows with no chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizer, which meets our criteria for sustainable farming. For more information, please see Dave’s Produce Packs.
  • Volume/ mass of “Not Local, Not Organic” and “Local, Not Organic” adjusted to be consistent with volume/ mass received in Dave’s Produce Packs.
Apples $5.16 $5.16 $9.18
Milk $5.99 $5.99 $6.49
Cheese $11.99 $13.34 $14.49
Additional Produce Subtotal $17.98 $19.33 $20.98
We removed beef, chicken, fish and yogurt from this analysis as we did not have easily comparable organic alternatives.
Total Cost: $44.87 $45.02 $60.98

 

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