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Old 02-14-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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Los Poblanos Organics

I missed our old CSA in Northern VA. So, in January I started looking for something local and found a year round organic CSA! They even deliver!

Feel free to email me if you want to know more!
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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I saw that place today, but didn't have the opportunity to go inside. I'm a little confused. Is it a store? How does an organic co-op work? Also am interested in the prices.

We buy a lot of organic food, and our grocery bills at Whole Foods are outrageous! I was getting a small amount of groceries today at Whole Foods, and thought the bill seemed high. I looked on the cashier's screen and noticed my organic cauliflower was over $9! I had her take it off. Then when I got home, I noticed that the three organic leeks I had bought were also over $9! This is outrageous--almost $20 for for a head of cauliflower and three leeks? I want to support the organic industry, but it's very discouraging the prices we have to pay.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Trkstp Tina mourns:

> ... grocery bills at Whole Foods are outrageous!

They don't refer to it as "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.

> ... organic cauliflower was over $9! .... want to support the organic
> industry, but it's very discouraging the prices we have to pay.

Haven't you heard? There's a crackdown on illegal immigrants. That's the price we have to pay for legitimate help these days.

It's still cheaper than eating out.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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I saw that place today, but didn't have the opportunity to go inside. I'm a little confused. Is it a store? How does an organic co-op work? Also am interested in the prices.

We buy a lot of organic food, and our grocery bills at Whole Foods are outrageous! I was getting a small amount of groceries today at Whole Foods, and thought the bill seemed high. I looked on the cashier's screen and noticed my organic cauliflower was over $9! I had her take it off. Then when I got home, I noticed that the three organic leeks I had bought were also over $9! This is outrageous--almost $20 for for a head of cauliflower and three leeks? I want to support the organic industry, but it's very discouraging the prices we have to pay.
Wow on the Whole Foods experience! I went to Sunflower Market for the first time today and the prices were pretty good.

We pay $30.95 a week for delivery in Rio Rancho. We get enough for a family of 4 (but there are 5 of us) for a week. There are many pick up locations if you'd like to save the $. Please feel free to DM me if you want more info or some links. We're very happy with our experience so far.

Last edited by EnjoyEP; 08-25-2008 at 02:11 PM.. Reason: per member's request
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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If you google Los Poblanos Coop, you can look at their site - they tell you the prices and what the basket of the week includes.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:36 AM
 
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Sadly, I have to take back my words...

Things have gone way downhill. The produce hasn't been so great and I've had 2 boxes infested with tiny black bugs. Yesterday, I decided to call it quits and asked to be refunded for the box and the rest of my prepaid boxes. They wanted to charge me a 5% refund fee, but when I questioned it I got a nasty-gram from them.

I find it pathetic that Los Poblanos Organics or any business would act in such a way.

I'll be staying away from them when I visit the farmer's market this year!
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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Please explain what a "CSA" is. Thanks.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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CSA - Community Supported Agriculture.

Tis' usually associated with organic stuff and frequently touted as "sustainable."

One of the reasons that the above-mentioned shipment supported its own colony of "tiny black bugs" is that truly organic produce should not have any association with pesticides which would prevent insect life.

The produce might have been insect-free to the naked eye at shipping time, but during shipment spawned a colony.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What about Trader Joe's? I went in there this weekend for the first time and was surprised at how reasonable their pricing overall was - I expected it to be much higher. I didn't spend much time in the produce section but the 2 or 3 things I did get from that department were competitive (or less) than Smiths & Albertsons. Their half & half was $1.20 LESS than Smiths, and even $0.20 less than WalMart. Frozen veggie prices were in line with Smiths & Albertsons, and TJ had a much more interesting selection.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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Why don't you go directly to the farm? Or grow your own?
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