Are there cheaper options besides the farmer's market? Have you found any "deals" regarding large quantities of organic veggies/fruits grown nearby?
For example, in some cities in the States you can join CSA groups (Community Supported Agriculture). You pay a monthly subscription and a network of local farms provides organic produce that you buy directly -- it saved me a lot of money. (My last organic box for $25 included baskets of strawberries, tomatoes, kale, carrots, squash, two pounds of potatoes, big bunches of basil, arugula, radishes, and celery, a head of cabbage, some apples and oranges. I'm sure it would cost almost twice that amount at my local COOP...for non-organic items!) Example photo below.
Additionally, there was a huge mango giveaway earlier this summer at either Safeway or Coop. Suggestions along those lines would also be appreciated. Trying not to go to Costco.
Please send me your ideas!