Was at the supermart last sunday buying stuff for my cook out. Told my daughter that I wanted russet potatoes and she picked up a (two?) kilo bag. Saw the price tag on it - $18.80!! Told her to put it right back as it was too expensive!
Realised that it was organic russet potatoes. Decided to settle on the "normal" russet potatoes which cost $3.20 for a 3 kilo bag.
The price differential was just too huge for me to go organic. I do occasionally buy organic - things like blueberries, peaches, apples and oats.
I read somewhere that we should be smart when deciding when to buy organic if we are on a budget. Things like avocados and onions - there is no need to buy organic as the pesticide penetration rate is very low. For the foodstuff where we eat the skin and all (like peaches, blueberries), do go organic if you can afford it.
Not sure which category potatoes fell into. But reckoned that since we dont eat the potato skins at my home, it was alright not to go organic to save some money.
Do you buy organic??