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Old 06-01-2009, 03:44 PM
 
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Just wondering where the best places to shop for organic foods are in the Boise metro area, specifically meats (poultry, fish) and fruits and vegetables.

Does Walmart have organic foods? Costco? Albertsons? Win Co? Fred Meyer? Or is there a specialty store similar to Whole Foods? Which one has the best selection? Best prices?

I would think with all the local farms there would be some spectacularly tasty veggies and fruits to be eaten.

Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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There are several grocery stores, all of the ones you mentioned, that have organic meats and produce but the best store with the largest selection is probably going to be the Boise Co-Op on 8th Street.www.boisecoop.com They have a good selection of local organic goods both meat and produce and the Co-Op is the store that would be the most similar to Whole Foods. Check out the local farmers markets scattered all around the area now that the growing season is kicking into high gear. The market on Saturday in downtown is by far the best and Eagle has a nice farmers market too. I have heard Nampa has a farmers market but I have never been to it.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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Thanks! Can't wait to check it out. Are the prices reasonable or is it spendy? I know you always pay more for organic, just trying to figure out where my dollar will go furthest! Will definitely check out the farmer's markets. There is honestly nothing better than freshly grown fruit and veg. It just has so much flavor.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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Thanks! Can't wait to check it out. Are the prices reasonable or is it spendy? I know you always pay more for organic, just trying to figure out where my dollar will go furthest! Will definitely check out the farmer's markets. There is honestly nothing better than freshly grown fruit and veg. It just has so much flavor.
Some items are spendy while some are reasonable. There are vegetable and fruit stands scattered around the city during this time of year into Fall so there is a big selection and different price ranges.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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Costco has a lot of organic foods. Most of the other stores you mention have some organic stuff.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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You should check this link out for a local delivery service that specializes in local organic produce and products. I saw their add on tv the other night and might check into this myself.


www.brownboxorganics.com
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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Thanks for that link Syringaloid. Did you read the girl's story in the 'about us' section? Very moving. I am hoping to transition my family to more organic food so this service is great. I will have to do a cost comparison when I get to Boise to see whether it is better to buy it myself or order it from them. I really appreciate you coming back onto the thread with that link. Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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Fred Meyer has it's own organic section which consist of 4 aisle.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:09 AM
 
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The website Organic Jetsetter has a good section on eating and shopping organically in Boise.
Home - Organic Jetsetter
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