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Old 11-05-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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There is a difference between organic and conventionally grown produce. It tastes better and there are no pesticides. Monsanto plays no role in organic produce.
I've NEVER found that organic fruit or vegies taste better.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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I've NEVER found that organic fruit or vegies taste better.
I buy organic produce almost exclusively, and I don't notice much of a taste difference either. Heirloom variety produce vs. the common stuff found at the grocery store, sure. Grass fed beef or pastured poultry vs. factory farmed meats, most definitely. But an organic Red Delicious apple vs. a conventionally grown one, not so much. I choose organic for a variety of reasons, but a difference in taste is not a primary one.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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Why do people think that organic produce will TASTE BETTER? It makes no sense. There is nothing about growing things organically that will make something taste better.

Now choosing an heirloom variety will have a huge difference in taste but heirlooms can be grown organically or conventionally with chemicals.

Now there is in permaculture growing where you can improve taste by growing certain plants together. Basil will improve the taste of tomatoes.

I wish people would stop with the organic "tastes better" meme. It really demonstrates how little people know about the topic.

Conventional= chemical fertilizers and pesticides

Organic= no chemicals
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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I think the produce at Krogers is horrible. I have been to the store in Durham 3 or 4 times and the whole store in general is not good. The produce at HT is better but not GREAT. I wont pay the prices at Fresh Market or Whole Foods. The Farmers Market is my favorite place to go.
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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Li Ming's for Asian produce and veg, Compare Foods or Superior Grocery for Latin American P&V, and Durham farmers market on Wednesdays and Saturdays or the Durham Co-op for the best, locally grown stuff.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:47 PM
 
Location: North Carolina for now....ATL soon.
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The Durham co-op stocks local, organic produce if you can't make it to the farmer's market. It is not cheap however.
Where is the Durham co-op located?? I'm currently getting most of my organic produce at Whole Foods, and could DEFINITELY use a cheaper option!
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:50 PM
 
Location: North Carolina for now....ATL soon.
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Why do people think that organic produce will TASTE BETTER? It makes no sense. There is nothing about growing things organically that will make something taste better.

Now choosing an heirloom variety will have a huge difference in taste but heirlooms can be grown organically or conventionally with chemicals.

Now there is in permaculture growing where you can improve taste by growing certain plants together. Basil will improve the taste of tomatoes.

I wish people would stop with the organic "tastes better" meme. It really demonstrates how little people know about the topic.

Conventional= chemical fertilizers and pesticides

Organic= no chemicals
Well I certainly buy organic for the chemical issue. Although when I eat from a home grown garden without any spray at all, the taste difference is more than noticeable.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Where is the Durham co-op located?? I'm currently getting most of my organic produce at Whole Foods, and could DEFINITELY use a cheaper option!
1111 W. Chapel Hill Street

Durham Co-op Market | A Cooperatively Owned Grocery Store and Cafe
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Well I certainly buy organic for the chemical issue. Although when I eat from a home grown garden without any spray at all, the taste difference is more than noticeable.
Thats because of the fresh factor, not the organic factor.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Baltimore MD
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Where is the Durham co-op located?? I'm currently getting most of my organic produce at Whole Foods
It is on 1111 West Chapel Hill St, not far from Whole Foods.

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and could DEFINITELY use a cheaper option!
It is not cheaper, unfortunately. Prices in the store are about comparable to Whole Foods. It also doesn't have as large of selection of items. It is a more pleasant shopping experience, high ceilings, wide aisles. Not cramped and suffocating like Whole Foods.
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