Santa Cruz Good Times

Saturday
Apr 19th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

What do you think is the difference between organic and conventional produce?

lt janeI think it has to do with how it's raised and the additives that they put in fertilizer. I think that it's critical that we pay attention to that. And we haven't in the past.
Jane Anglin
Santa Cruz | Retired

lt charlotteThe taste is different, and it's better for you because it doesn't have all the pesticides and everything that the conventional has in it.
Charlotte Giobinazzo
Santa Cruz | Not Working


lt annaOrganic generally doesn't have as much pesticides, so I've heard. Fertilizers are different. It's hard to tell if they're certified organic or if they are just saying they're organic.
Anna Bobisuthi
Boulder Creek | Registrar



lt janine
I often buy organic when my kids are coming over so I can tell them that it's organic, but I just like really fresh produce, so that’s what I buy. I really think that some of the organic food around here is so beautiful. We are spoiled. I don’t think that people have the access in other places.
Jenine Ortega
Santa Cruz | Registered Nurse

 

lt lauren
I think that there are all kinds of pesticides and weird stuff that they put on conventional produce. Organic tastes better. It goes bad faster, but it tastes way better, and so I try to buy that.
Lauren Ball
Santa Cruz | Recovery Coach

 

Comments (1)Add Comment
...
written by Juliet Kustin, August 10, 2012
Did any one mention PRICE? I think everyone would want to buy organic if the price was right.

Take for instance the average wage earner in Santa Cruz at $10/hr or $12/hr or maybe they are on food stamps; if they had a choice of a "Conventional" English Hot House Cucumber on sale at Safeway for 2-for $1.99 - $0.99 ea OR they could go to the Farmers Market or to a Health Food Store and have an option to buy an "Organic" English Hot House Cucumber on sale for $3.99.

When you're budget's tight, which would you buy?


Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Cardinal Grand Cross in the Sky

Following Holy Week (passion, death and burial of the Pisces World Teacher) and Easter Sunday (Resurrection Festival), from April 19 to the 23, the long-awaited and discussed Cardinal Cross of Change appears in the sky, composed of Cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn, with planets (13-14 degrees) Uranus (in Aries), Jupiter (in Cancer), Mars (in Libra) and Pluto (in Capricorn), an actual geometrical square or cross configuration. Cardinal signs mark the seasons of change, initiating new realities.

 

Sugar: The New Tobacco?

Proposed bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks Will soda and other saccharine libations soon come with a health warning? They will if it’s up to our state senator, Bill Monning (D-Carmel). On Feb. 27, Monning proposed first-of-its-kind legislation that would require a consumer warning label be placed on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California. SB 1000, also known as the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, was proposed to provide vital information to consumers about the harmful effects of consuming sugary drinks, such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened teas.

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of April 17

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >

 

Growing Hope

Campos Seguros combats sexual assault in the Watsonville farmworker community Farm work was a way of life for Rocio Camargo, who grew up in Watsonville as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Her parents met while working the fields 30 years ago, and her father went on to run Fuentes Berry Farms.
Sign up for Tomorrow's Good Times Today
Upcoming arts & events

Latest Comments

 

Foodie File: Red Apple Cafe

Breakfast takes center stage at Gracia Krakauer's Red Apple Cafe Before they moved to Aptos, Gracia and her husband Dan Krakauer would visit friends in Santa Cruz County and eat at the Red Apple Café all the time. Then they moved up here from Santa Monica five years ago, and bought the Aptos location (there’s a separate one in Watsonville) from the family who owned it for two decades.

 

How would you feel about a tech industry boom in Santa Cruz?

I feel like it would ruin the small old-town feeling of Santa Cruz. It wouldn’t be the same Surf City kind of vacation town that it is. Antoinette BennettSanta Cruz | Construction Management

 

Trout Gulch Vineyards

Cinsault 2012—la grande plage diurne The most popular wines on store shelves are those most generally known and available—Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which are all superb for sure. But when you come across a more unusual varietal, like Trout Gulch Vineyards’ Cinsault ($18), it opens up a whole new world.

 

Waddell Creek, Al Fresco

Route One Summer Farm Dinner You’ve been buying their insanely fresh produce for years now at farmers’ markets. Right? So now why not become more familiar with the gorgeous Waddell Creek farmlands of Route One Farms?