52 weeks of saving: See if an organic veggie club means savings by the bunch


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A few months ago, I wrote about the pros and cons of joining a meat CSA, or community supported agriculture group. This time, I’m focusing on organic veggie clubs.

Kyle Richards, a farmer in Stonington, Connecticut, says he does not consider himself a “crusader for organic eating,” though he says he believes in the benefits of eating healthy. “I don’t think everyone absolutely must eat organic,” he says. “I like to eat food that tastes good and isn’t full of chemicals. I also personally care about the life quality of animals raised for food.”

Food grown organically tastes much better, Richards says. “It is probably mostly to do with the fact that the produce is generally eaten fresh within hours to days from when it is harvested.”

I joined an organic veggie club to see if it might be good for my palate — and wallet. Read on to find out if it might be a good move for you.