First let me start out by saying that it's always healthier for your body, the environment, and the local economy to buy locally or homegrown whenever possible. However, for many reasons this can't always be done, and many people don't realize how many organic offerings are available at places like Costco.
Below is a list of a few key staples I usually purchase at Costco along with their approximate savings.
|Product||Costco Price||Avg. Grocery Store Price||Savings|
|Org. Whole Milk||8.99/3 half gal||3.5/one half gal||$1.50|
|Org. Mixed Greens||4.29/2 lbs||2.99/1 lb||$1.70|
|Org. Butter||6.99/two-4 packs||4.99/one 4-pack||$3.00|
|Org WW Bread||4.99/2 big loaves||2.99/loaf||$1.00|
|Uncured Bacon||10/Three packs||4.50/pack||$3.50|
|Org. Half and Half||2.99/half gal||2/pint||$5.00|
You may be thinking "I don't want three cartons of milk-it goes bad before I can drink it." Fret not; organic milk stays fresh much longer than conventional.