Do you have any thoughts on how to minimize the impact of organic food’s cost premiums?

It would be wonderful if organic food did cost the same as conventional food, but the bottom line is that organic foods are more labor intensive and produce lower yields. Luckily, many areas have food co-ops that sell organic foods as well as other grocery store items at lower prices in exchange for an initial investment (which is often quite low and refundable when you leave the co-op) and some also involve working at the co-op for a certain amount of time each year. To find a co-op in your area, visit