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Friday, March 23, 2007

Food-Organic Foods

I’ve recently been trying to eat more organic and whole foods as opposed to my past diet which consisted of some rather horrible foods (too many to list). I’ve been going to various stores and I’m quite happy that places like Wal-Mart Superstores and other grocery stores like Fred Meyer have been improving their organic and natural food selections. And of course, Marlene’s is a great store to shop at as well. It would be nice if some other natural food stores would begin popping up in and around Hilltop as well. It’s still a battle to find a large selection of products. I’d be thrilled if a Whole Foods or PCC store would locate in or around Tacoma. But for now, the stores I’ve mentioned have some decent stuff. If you happen to know of any other stores that I’m unaware of, pass it along.

6 comments:

Cascadia Girl said...

From May through October there is a farmers market downtown (and another that opens in June in the Dome neighborhood): http://www.tacomafarmersmarket.com/
Also, there is a meat market that sells organic: http://www.meatshopoftacoma.com/

The Tribune recently did a story on a group of folks in Hilltop that are trying to create a co-op: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/6396709p-5704771c.html

Finally, (and unfortunately, but maybe predictably) know that Walmart's "Organics" may not be what they seem: http://cascadiasong.blogspot.com/2006/12/ps-to-organics-post-walmarts-organics.html

Happy Hunting! - CG

Peter said...

Thanks! All good advice, for sure. Yes, I've heard some of this news. We've got a ways to go, thankfully we've already made some improvements.

Krysta said...

Hey Peter -
Very cool to read your interest in this too - we are on the same path...well, trying to be anyway.

We are involved in the food co-op group, it is really in its infancy, but if you are interested in more details i'll gladly keep you posted!

Peter said...

Hmmmmmm, interesting...

angela said...

Check to see if there's a Trader Joe's near you. I love love Trader Joe's. They have a huge selection of the freshest meats, fruits and vegetables. A great bulk section of natural and dried foods. They also have great wines, organic as well. Trader Joe's is a great store for organic whole foods and about half the price of 'Whole Foods'. Enjoy!!

Peter said...

TJ's has some good stuff. There's one in UP, a few minutes away.