I'm in the winter farmers market. The market is only one day a month during the winter. Last Saturday was the first one. And I did really well. I was surprised as there was not that many people but then all the people that did come, they all bought something. Now here's my rant
Oh, first off, I don't mean to offend anyone with my views. They are just my views. They are not right or wrong, they just are my thoughts on a subject.
At the market, the lady to the right of me was selling organic, sugar and salt free fresh ground peanut butter. (I got some but I had to add salt, much better!) She was also selling organic homemade bread. And also she was selling soap and lotions. (Not goat milk soap, just soap) When you are next to someone you get to hear their "talk" about their product.
She makes a almond and oat soap. She would talk about how the oats that she used are steel cut and organic. I didn't have a problem with the organic part as some people might worry about chemical spray on the oats and not want to wash with that. (I don't worry about that, I use Quaker oats in my soap) It was the going on about the oats being steel cut. I did a little poking around. From what I can see, all oats are steel cut, there is not really any other way to get the oaty goodness from the oat kernel. But why do people nod their head and say "Oh, steel cut, that's good"? I don't get that.
She also made soap that was made from filtered rain water that she collects. In my mind I see a gutter off her roof, that birds have flying overhead and have been pooping on, and a pantie hose foot on the end of the gutter with the water going into a big bucket, it's rain water that's filtered. Again, I would hear "Oh, filtered rain water, that's so good for your skin." And all I can think is that there is bird poop in that water! (I don't use water, I use goat milk)
I guess I am not jumping on that "Organic" band wagon. I feel that some of it is a bunch of hype and that some people just fork over their money without really looking behind the label on what the "organic" title really means. Now, that being said. I do like in the summer that I eat my garden food and I know that I didn't put a bunch of chemicals in it. I like that my eggs are from my own chickens and I know that my chickens are really free range and healthy and happy and next year, when I have chicks that are raised to go to freezer camp, I will know what and how my chicken was taken care of.
Long rant short. I shop at wally world, if the organic veggie is at the same price, I get it, if it cost more, then I don't. I'm on a very tight budget and if I can save 3 bucks? That's a gallon of gas that I can put in my truck.
What's your thoughts on the whole organic picture? Are you hard core? Do you have some doubt about the organic label?
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