Oh meant to respond to this one.

Well Uncleji I do go to the Indian grocery store to buy frozen veggies and
rotis. I do shop at Walmart as well but just for toiletries and tissue - I
do feel guilty, I probably could go to a Walgreens or CVS and pay a few
bucks more. And I did do that when I was living in Venice, however there's
a Walmart close by in Encinitas. I'm a man of habit, lazy and laid-back and
I'm sure most men are.

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Bhairitu <noozg...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> **
> OTOH, you don't want to cut off your nose just to spite your face
> either. I even buy some things at Walmart (OMG!) because it is about
> the only place that has those items (and some are even US made) and it
> is only 1 mile away. But they don't get rich off of me. I used to go
> to Trader Joe's weekly but now only about once a month. Whole Wallet is
> too far away and not worth it. The thing to do is make your voice heard
> as boycotts may hurt you more than it hurts them. There is a
> documentary about organic food where they interview Walmart execs who
> mention they stock organic products (like Stoneyfield Farms) because
> it's what their customer's want. All the local supermarkets have
> organic sections too. And I keep an eye on prices there because
> sometimes organic produce can be less than the regular though that is
> rare. Costco was where Walmart is now and now Costco is too far away to
> be worth it.
> My apple tree is organic just like my lemons. I only spray an orange
> spray once the apples start coming on as the bugs think it is a citrus
> tree and they don't like them. Coddling moth traps have pheromones
> which attract the moths away from the apple buds (they lay eggs that
> early). And they are green apples anyway which are really only good for
> pies.
> The soil here is too rocky to grow much of anything else so my attempts
> at zucchini and broccoli didn't go well. When I planted zukes in my
> hometown some of them grew as large as watermelons so we wound up with
> zuke steaks.
> Poor Ravi, he can't trust his local Indian grocery either. A friend
> that ran one started getting bulk herbs from American suppliers as she
> feared most of the Indian herbs and spices were sprayed with pesticides
> illegal in the US.
> On 06/05/2013 12:02 PM, obbajeeba wrote:
> > I understand my dear Ravi. When I get the extra bucks in my pocket and
> want more from my wallet, I go to Trader Joe's and see what a BIG savings I
> make as I purchase things for next to nothing and I feel special too. I
> just look the other way, on that day and pretend the world is whipped cream
> and chocolate with a cherry on top!
> > I hear ya!
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ravi Chivukula <chivukula.ravi@...>
> wrote:
> >> Oh no - do you want me to starve to death? Please - all my milk, yogurt,
> >> cereal, fruit, protein, veggies come from Trader Joe's - Joe and Jose
> are
> >> my favorite farmers.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM, obbajeeba <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> **
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Well, those two named stores who pretend to be health food stores do
> not
> >>> fool me. As the article at the beginning of this thread says, buy
> local and
> >>> seasonal. Know your local farmer.
> >>>
> >>> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Richard J. Williams" <richard@>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>>>>> Probably because he buys his food at his corner
> >>>>>>>> liquor store. :-D
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> All Trader Joe's and Whole Foods sell liquor! LoL!
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>> Bhairitu:
> >>>>> ... the term "liquor store" can mean different things in different
> >>>> states.
> >>>> You simple nerd - this is a liquor store. Does it look like a Whole
> >>>> Foods or a
> >>>> Trader Joe's to you? Go figure.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> I'd say the joke was on Willy.
> >>>>>
> >>>> Yeah, the joke is on Willy. LoL!
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >
> >

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