I find myself in a position on Maui where being organic is quite expensive, and it's sometimes a tough call to make.
An organic, locally-grown papaya is $6.89 here in Kihei; non-organic is $1.29.
Granted, the organic one tastes ten times better than the non-organic, but still, $7 for a papaya?
At the local farmer's market I'm getting the kama'aina (local's) discount, and I can get locally-grown papaya for $1.50, but it's not organic.
What to do, what to do? An entire meal at the greasy burger place is only $3.
At times like these I ask myself, what is my health worth?
Then, despite the cost, I buy the deluxe, ripe, locally-grown organic papaya, take it home and have a feast.
I'm worth it.
If I have to compromise I'll ride my bike instead of drive, but I'm not compromising on my diet.
- Being Raw when possible, organic when practical, and praying over the rest.