Question: Why is it that we (and often the media) generally think of Trader Joe's as somewhat just south of Whole Foods in terms of being a "cool place to shop"? What's it take to get TJ's to stop packaging their product in plastic armor? I don't buy their produce. What if no one did? I bet things would change.  

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I hear ya on the TJ's/WF thing Mark! Seems like it comes down to the pocketbook. I definitely prefer fresh, organic, minimum or no packaging but it seems to come at a price. $30 today I spent at Whole Foods for a modest/moderate amount of fruit and a small tub of yogurt. I think you pay for what you get, but it should cost more to get packaged produce! What a waste.
i can feed a family of three adults for a week on great fresh fruit and veggies from our local farmers market for$40-why not shop there and buy directly instead of paying the price for fancy whole foods market?

Anne Baker said:
I hear ya on the TJ's/WF thing Mark! Seems like it comes down to the pocketbook. I definitely prefer fresh, organic, minimum or no packaging but it seems to come at a price. $30 today I spent at Whole Foods for a modest/moderate amount of fruit and a small tub of yogurt. I think you pay for what you get, but it should cost more to get packaged produce! What a waste.
It is a mystery because the employees and the "image" they want to portray is really GREEN...whats up with that? Maybe we should ask. I know the assistant manager of the Oak Grove store was at GreenFEST last year and she's a doll. She brought lots of goodies. Perhaps we can have some influence at least locally. I can dream. I enjoy the farmer's markets for produce these days anyway and you can snack and have dinner while you are there. Fun, fun, fun, went to Lafayette tonight and had Nature's Bounty. It was really delicious and healthy!!

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