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I walked into Whole Foods tonight and they had organic apples sliced up there at the door. I ate a slice and almost cried.<br><br>
When I was a kid I had family that had an apple orchard in the mountains. We used to pick apples and eat them right off the trees. My grandfather had a few trees that he never used pesticide on. We were spoiled and didn't know it.<br><br>
For years I have been eating grocery store apples. Mostly they aren't that good. Sure, you get some decent apples from time to time but that's all relative.<br><br>
Those organic apples at Whole Foods were unbelievable. They taste just like the mountain apples I remembered from the 1960s and 70s. All of the sudden I find myself justifying the extra cost for organic foods.
 

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It sounds like it was a good batch of apples. I buy only organic (I usually pay $1 to $1.50 lb) and they usually aren't that great, but once in a while, they are <i>awesome</i>. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
There are a lot of good reasons to buy organic, though.
 

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I walked into Whole Foods tonight and they had organic apples sliced up there at the door. I ate a slice and almost cried.<br><br>
When I was a kid I had family that had an apple orchard in the mountains. We used to pick apples and eat them right off the trees. My grandfather had a few trees that he never used pesticide on. We were spoiled and didn't know it.<br><br>
For years I have been eating grocery store apples. Mostly they aren't that good. Sure, you get some decent apples from time to time but that's all relative.<br><br>
Those organic apples at Whole Foods were unbelievable. They taste just like the mountain apples I remembered from the 1960s and 70s. All of the sudden I find myself justifying the extra cost for organic foods.</div>
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My father says the same about organic produce, with a somewhat similar story. His family had an avocado tree, and organic avocados taste like the ones he used to get off that property
 

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I walked into Whole Foods tonight and they had organic apples sliced up there at the door. I ate a slice and almost cried.<br><br>
When I was a kid I had family that had an apple orchard in the mountains. We used to pick apples and eat them right off the trees. My grandfather had a few trees that he never used pesticide on. We were spoiled and didn't know it.<br><br>
For years I have been eating grocery store apples. Mostly they aren't that good. Sure, you get some decent apples from time to time but that's all relative.<br><br>
Those organic apples at Whole Foods were unbelievable. They taste just like the mountain apples I remembered from the 1960s and 70s. All of the sudden I find myself justifying the extra cost for organic foods.</div>
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I was lucky enough to live right by an apple orchard growing up. The apples were unbelievable, and what about the cider? Yum. But now I have citrus, avocado, littlw bananas, and mangoes in my yard. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Still miss the apples.....
 

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nothing beats fresh organic fruits.
 

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if organic apples are only $1-$1.50 where you are, you better snap them all up! We're paying $1.69 and up to $2 for store bought sprayed and waxed apples right now!
 

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I definitely notice a difference between organic and non-organic most of the time. There are times that something non-organic is amazingly delicious and times when something organic has been pretty bad. I really notice it with squash, every time I would buy non-organic butternut or acorn squash at the commissary they were pale and had very little flavor. Every time I would buy the organic ones at the health food store they were darker in color and full of flavor. I only buy organic squash anymore because of that. I don't buy all organic because sometimes we just can't afford to, but I always buy our greens and fresh produce that we're going to eat without peeling organic. And I've found organic frozen fruits at Costco for pretty cheap and that's what we mainly use for our smoothies and for our dogs food (one of our dogs eats only home cooked because of allergies).
 

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I just bought a bag of organic fujis 4lbs for $3 and that's pretty normal for Colorado.<br>
Organic oranges are of .79 lb, but I just splurged and bought a bunch of organic cuties for $2.39 lb. It's just not Christmas without 'em. Organic avocados are a dollar usually, but so are the non-organic ones. I really notice a difference with avocados. Non-organic taste like nothing to me.
 
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