On my appointed rounds yesterday was a dash into Shoprite for a few things. Spinach and kale, but not boxed or bagged baby spinach and kale, the real deal stuff, that has a taste.
I went to the part of the produce department that displays the beets, spinach, carrots with greens, kale etc, and looked up to see the sign said Organic.
Organic used to be on the other side of the produce area so I looked over there and it too said Organic. Was I in Organic Hell?
I tracked down a manager and asked if I was being forced to buy Organic when I didn’t believe in any of that mentality. Apparently so. So why should I pay for organic at organic prices when so many times you read that even the distributors claim it to be organic when come to find out it’s really grown in the Fresh Kills Landfill.
The manager said that even though it was organic, Shoprite was charging regular non-organic prices for it. Really? I was incredulous that he said that, totally not believing a word he said. Even the other manager who was by his side looked at him, not sure she believed him.
In my humble opinion, there’s NO WAY Shoprite would offer organic produce at non-organic prices. I bought some spinach and some kale and asked him if I took these bunches to Stop & Shop and priced them against their non-organic produce, if I would find his story palatable. He said yes.
So I guess it’s up to me to prove him wrong. Or right.
Bottom line, the daughter of a chemical engineer who grew up being told that chemicals are great for you, it’s hard for me to even think organic. I see no merit, no health benefits. It’s simply Virtue Signaling.
Stop & Shop has MORE organic aisles than non now. All right up front, all together for ease of all organic shopping. Not for me. But I’m obviously in the minority.
And Martha, here you can talk about real butter. Even though I took down that post (rambling mess), I do buy real butter and I know you wanted to talk about it. Go forth.