I'm trying to make the switch to organic, but in a way that won't break the bank. I was wondering if people could suggest their favorite inexpensive, organic, yet tasty places to buy things like meat and produce. I've been doing most of my shopping at Essence Of Life on Kensington in Kensington Market, since they seem to have the best prices I've found on things like Bob's Red Mill grains and Kicking Horse coffee (staples in my life.) I'm having trouble with organic meats, though. I live near the Healthy Butcher on Queen, but it's simply not in my budget to shop there for more than the occasional treat. I'm happy to buy in bulk and cut, package and freeze things myself. It's sort of how I shop now - I buy family packs when they're on sale and portion them up. Is there a way to do this for organic meat in Toronto? Also, can anyone recommend a good place for fresh bulk grains? I don't need to pay for the Bob's Red Mill packaging, but I've been burnt one too many times on stale grains from the bulk sections.
Thanks so much!!