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Jimmy100 Jul 16, 2010 11:38 AM

Looking for a good source for organic groceries in the GTA. Mainly for things like milk, meat, and produce. Preferably something that doesn't break the bank ie. not Whole Foods.

Any suggestions?

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    SweetSweetPotato Jul 16, 2010 11:47 AM

    I get most of my organic groceries and produce at Essence of Life and 4 Life in Kensington. Their prices are great.

    Panacea on Bloor is also very good - they have just about everything you could ever want if you're organic and vegan.

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      Sheikah Jul 16, 2010 10:04 PM

      Seconded for Essence of Life in Kensington. Also, Tutti Frutti is another spot at KM that I frequent quite often!

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      lilaki Jul 16, 2010 06:10 PM

      i get a weekly wanigan delivery - just veggies. i don't do organic meat but i do get 'naturally raised' from medium rare. milk - PC organic.

      1. Rabbit Jul 17, 2010 02:59 AM

        The Big Carrot is a nice spot for one-stop organic grocery shopping.
        www.thebigcarrot.ca

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          poppygirl Jul 17, 2010 03:40 AM

          Sweet Potato in the West end (Dundas W. and Pacific). Great produce, wide selection of dairy and dry goods and small meat selection.

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          Smed Jul 17, 2010 05:46 AM

          I would recommend the Dufferin grove Farmers market (all organic) You need to get there early for eggs, however they have a great selection of baked goods, meat, produce, flowers....

          I strongly recommend Fiesta Farms (Christie, just south of dupont), great organic selection and much more reasonably than the Big Carrot or Whole foods.

          As for the Kensington Market ones. Essence of Life is great, however check your best before date. I avoid Tutti Frutti like the plague after getting moths more than once from their bulk goods.

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            geoprincess Jul 18, 2010 06:26 AM

            We have our veggies and fruit delivered by Wanigan. We buy our milk from The Natural Food Depot (Lawrence and Warden). All others are either from Loblaws or The Carrot.

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              junkie Jul 18, 2010 04:47 PM

              www.ambrosianaturalfoods.com

              off yonge and steeles.... my fav place for organics... only org. produce (best to go on specific delivery dates where they get their produce, should call in for more details), wide selection of supplements etc... meats are only frozen... (most organic meat come frozen and/or eventually thawed if anything).. and best of all: the prices are the best in the city.

              get your meats from local farms and buy in bulk. :) best way to save

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