Organic Goes Bulk
Kevin Salwen on Culture
Since I've just returned from a trip, I needed stuff, and lots of it. So, I headed for Costco on Sunday, ready to stock up on the basics. In recent visits there, I've been stunned at how many wonderful organic foods they have. Costco has long had a deal with Newman's Own for Kirkland/Newman's Own products. Now, the big-box merchandiser is loading its shelves with additional healthy and natural goodies.
In my cart this time:
-- An 18-count package of Eggland's Best Omega 3 eggs.
-- A fresh container of Organic Field Greens.
-- A two-pack of Kirkland brand Organic Creamy Peanut Butter (quibble: they didn't have chunky, what gives?)
-- And my personal favorite: A 2-pound bag of Kirkland brand Fair Trade Coffee beans roasted by Starbucks. At $10.79 for 2 pounds, I can help coffee growers get a living wage AND get an A+ brew.
Inexpensive, healthy and fair. Isn't that compassionate capitalism at its best?