Organic Diets Healthier Choice But 3X More Expensive

The key word in this exhibition of the farmer is “harmony.” It applies to nature, applies to health and the relationship between consumers and sellers.

This market is the Fair Green and takes place on Saturday morning in the Aranjuez district sports center in San Jose, specializing in selling organic products.

“They are there, the members of the new generation of demanding organic products which promote the practice as a life philosophy.” said Scorza Faviana, one of its managers. ‘

There are 350 retailers and half of them are foreigners.

Their goal is to attend healthy products to protect the environment, health and stimulate the producer.

“What we seek in this fair is basically health. All fruits, vegetables, legumes and others that can be sold here are 100% healthy. The family is merely a matter of satisfaction one feels very happy and very safe to eat “said Rolando Garcia a client who is very happy with this fair.

That harmonywith the goal to preserve nature and human welfare, has a cost: the organic products are on average 20% more expensive than conventional fairs, but in some cases is tripled the cost. The customer knows and is willing to pay.

For example, a kilo of potatoes was worth ¢ 1,300, while the recommended price in conventional fairs was ¢ 360. In the tomato the price was ¢ ¢ 1,000 organic and 900 the common in carrots ¢ and ¢ 1,000 on a 290 in the other, and the onion ¢ ¢ 1,200 against 900.

An organic lettuce at the Fair Green costs from ¢ 400 to ¢ 500 and ¢ 225 conventional fair, sweet chile and the difference is ¢ 150 ¢ 300 against comparing the two markets.

The highest price for the consumer side, and the difficulties of produce without agrochemicals, by the farmer, hindering the development of this type of agriculture in the country, recognized the manager of the National Organic Agriculture, Mauricio Chacon.

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