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Old 07-16-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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Default giant eagle vs. whole foods for organics?

Does Giant Eagle have a decent organic food selection? How do their prices compare to WF or other natural food stores for those items? I know here in Atlanta, sometimes WF is cheaper than our local store for organic food!

Just starting to scope out my options for this fall... my guess is the new Trader Joe's going in on the South Hills might be my best bet either way, though their prices aren't fabulous here.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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whole foods. the prices at giant eagle are not great and there is less variety. Trader Joes has some decent stuff
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:47 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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I can't afford GE or Whole Foods for organics, so I shop at Trader Joes for that.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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East End Food Co-op all the way. Whole foods too expensive, Trader Joe's great for lots of stuff but not organics, Giant Eagle's selection sucks. Grow your own, lol. How about getting a CSA? There are a couple of organic farms around the area which sell shares during the summer.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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Giant Eagle's selection varies a lot by the store.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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How about getting a CSA? There are a couple of organic farms around the area which sell shares during the summer.
What is a CSA?
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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What is a CSA?
Produce by subscription, basically: Choosing a CSA - Slow Food Pittsburgh (http://www.slowfoodpgh.com/csa.html - broken link)
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:48 PM
gg
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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East End Food Co-op all the way. Whole foods too expensive, Trader Joe's great for lots of stuff but not organics...
Don't give poor advice. TJ's is a great place for organics and average people can actually afford them. They have all the staples that are organic and then some. I like the food Coop okay, but can't afford that either. TJ's is the only place I can afford organic and they have lots of it there!
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: SS Slopes
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Organic can mean different things to different people and is a huge marketing buzzword which is why I don't worry about it that much. Unless you can personally ask the farmer questions and know what to ask, I'd just buy what's cheap and looks good. That said I do find GE to be at the bottom of the list when it comes to consistency in produce, and usually overpriced at that.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Sunny Dormont
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Another is on the way:

Specialty grocer coming to Pittsburgh | YourSouthHills.com (http://www.yoursouthhills.com/newslinks/specialty-grocer-coming-pittsburgh - broken link)

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