Yes, we’ve turned over to the light side. We’re eating organic now and right here in Shanghai! No, we’re not eating completely all organic since it’s almost impossible in China, but we’re going to try to eat as much organic food as we can.
There’s no Whole Foods or Trader Joes in China, so we thought it was going to be really difficult finding organic food here… but we just learned from a friend that there’s an organic farm called Bio Farm not too far from where we live. The place sells AND delivers organic vegetables!
Bio Farm has this program called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in which you commit to buying vegetables from them for 3 months at a time, and they deliver a basket of organic vegetables every week. The vegetables are seasonal so they change every few weeks. They offer two different types of vegetable baskets (western and Chinese) as well as three different size baskets depending on your family size.
We joined the program immediately and signed up to receive a medium-sized western vegetable basket every week. We received our first basket today and this is what we got:
Take a look at the picture below.
That’s a lot of vegetables and the whole basket is only 99 RMB ($15 USD), delivered to your house! The medium basket is for a family of 3-5 people, but we’re using most of these vegetables for our daily morning freshly squeezed organic vegetable juice (lots of living enzymes). We’ll probably go through these vegetables really fast.
Let’s see, $15 USD a week. That’s about $2 a day for 2 cups of very healthy, pesticide-free, herbicide-free, nutrient-filled vegetable juice!
Now, we just need to find out where we can buy organic meat and we’re all set!