Aldi is now selling organic produce!
In January, Aldi introduced certified organic produce in five divisions of the country including the Twin Cities area.
With organic food sales rising to $31.5 billion in 2011, it’s about time that Aldi started offering more natural and organic food options! As a frugal AND health conscious mom, I try to buy organic and natural as much as possible, and now it’s easier thanks to Aldi. Above is a picture I took of organic produce prices at my local Twin Cities area Aldi store.
I wrote a few months ago about their new “Simply Nature” line of natural foods including organic Pasta Sauce, Coffee and my favorite, Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips. It was a test run to see what kind of response it got. Well, Aldi is expanding their natural and organic food options, and my post got a lot of “likes, ” so clearly they’ve been getting a positive response!
Some of the organic produce Aldi is offering includes salad greens, bananas, grape tomatoes, russet potatoes and Gala apples.
I purchased organic salad greens (found in the cooler in clamshell packaging) and grape tomatoes, along with conventional broccoli, green peppers and sliced almonds, all from Aldi, and made quite a yummy salad.
Did you know that many of Aldi’s grocery staples come from the same source as other grocery store staples? As noted in the Star Tribune, two of the five organic produce items available at Aldi – grape tomatoes and Gala apples – came from the same grower that supplies Cub, Lunds and Target. If you’re going to buy food, why not buy the same food for less?
As it turns out, Aldi is offering organics for at least six months as a test. As I stated before, I encourage all of you to buy organic and natural foods at your local Aldi so that Aldi will continue selling them and expanding their options. Hooray for healthy AND affordable!