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    Cool Today's (Mostly Organic) Trip to Costco

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    What I brought home for under $150

    4 lbs bacon (11.99)
    2 quarts Straus Farms Organic plain whole milk yogurt (6.79)
    Approx 6 lbs Niman Ranch bacon-wrapped pork chops (36.96)
    Approx 6 lbs organic boneless, skinless chicken thighs (15.68)
    15-pack organic Fuji apples (6.79)
    2 12-oz packages Laura Chenel's chevre (4.29/each)
    3 lbs organic ground beef (never tried this brand - I'll have to see how it compares with my local farmer's market source) (12.99)
    Ginormous tub (2 lbs?) of minced garlic (4.99)
    24-pack organic brown eggs (5.99)
    8-pack canned organic diced tomatoes (7.59)
    And uh, some feminine hygiene items.

    I'd venture to guess that just two years ago, none of that would have been organic. I share this just to point out Costco (at least in the Bay Area) as an ever-improving source of organic food at decent prices.
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    Costco is where I get most of my winter produce. Lettuce, spinach, carrots and apples are always available organic. Although I tend not to get my apples there because the packaging waste drives me insane.

    I dont think we have quite that much meat here (and I always question what do they mean by organic meat?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by runnergal View Post
    Although I tend not to get my apples there because the packaging waste drives me insane.
    Yeah, me too; it's definitely not a good thing; I wish they could package them in bags of some sort rather than the clamshell thingies.

    Quote Originally Posted by runnergal View Post
    I dont think we have quite that much meat here (and I always question what do they mean by organic meat?)
    Yeah, hard to tell. Niman Ranch is a known quantity; the rest of it may or may not be a significant improvement.

    Edited because I did do a little research and found one article that talks a little about Costco's beef.

    http://www.santacruzwire.com/index.p...anta-cruz.html
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    Skinless chicken thighs? You are missing the best part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
    Skinless chicken thighs? You are missing the best part!
    LOL. I use 'em for Thai curries in coconut milk. I much prefer skinless for that particular use. But if I'm cooking chicken on its own, bring on the skin!
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    I hear you. I will have to head over to Costco sometime. I didn't know they had such good deals on nitrate free bacon.

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    The Organic Ground Beef is not grassfed. I was excited when i saw that at costco, but nowhere on the package does it say grassfed. So I think I posted on the board to see if Organic = Grassfed, and it doesn't.
    But Trader Joes has organic 100% grassfed ground beef for 5.99/lb.

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    You just reminded me to be sad!
    No costco in Guam + no Trader Joes in Guam + no farmers markets in Guam = very difficult to eat 100% primal in Guam!!! sigh

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    Wish Costco would get the big multi-packs of coconut milk. My hubby works for Costco so I'll see if he can put in a good word with the buyers. Any other suggestions while I'm at it? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eelnus View Post
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    But Trader Joes has organic 100% grassfed ground beef for 5.99/lb.
    Yeah, I have a TJ's in my neighborhood as well as a farmer's market that sells locally-grown grassfed beef, so I'm set on sources for it. But I'm betting this is still a step up quality-wise than the regular stuff.
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