Because, frankly, going organic isn't always friendly on the wallet. mmm...new Coach wallet vs. organic bananas...
Sometimes it is hard to make a choice and many of us aren't ready to jump into the 100% organic category...
Or ready to be like Barbara Kingslover and move your family to a farm and become 100% locavores....
Or ready to get a CSA because you are not green with envy over kale or chard. (Too easy. And greens do rock! I swear.)
So what is a cheapass-shopper that wants to stick their toes in organic waters to do?
Good people, like the ones at the Environmental Working Group, put together a shopper's list of foods to always buy organic and foods to sometimes buy organic. These are based on the pesticide levels that seep into the food.
If you want a really cute version for your wallet, you can use this on from My Paper Crane blog.
I am the first person to admit that it is a struggle to chose between spending money and going organic. But this list just makes sense. If I can't go all organic, that at least when I go to the store, I have options.
*PS - Thanks Liesl & Earl for sending these resources my way!