And while I don't have any food budget at all, I buy what I want when I want it (including the ridiculously priced organic Honey Crisp apples that just came in season)... I also pick up bargains like when I see an orgainic grassfed lamb shank marked down I snag it! Or when I talk the butcher into reserving me some beef knuckles at no charge... because he usually only sells marrow bones.
And I really think that over all we spend way LESS money because we don't but any packaged/processed junk at all.
Everything is fresh vegetables, meats, fruits... a bit of rice.
Even if you are getting premium grassfed organic meat all the time there are the co-ops and cow shares where it's really not that much more expensive than the price of conventional meat from the grocery store unless you only shop loss leader sales like an absolute hawk.
And guess what... We just eat less food too. We want to eat less.
We don't want to sit and stuff our faces with those snacky processed foods.
I'm pretty sure it doesn't take a genius to figure out that value wise whole foods offer a better weight and volume/$ value that processed foods do... the old potatoes/$ vs chips/$
Paying a little more for good meat... I'm saving that money elsewhere anyway IMO.