Cheaper Organic Apples: A Dilemma

I don’t know why it took me so long to discover this money-saving tip: pre-bagged apples are cheaper than those in bulk. I live within walking distance of two Whole Foods, but it’s difficult for me to stomach paying $3.99 a pound for organic apples. Then I discovered that I can buy a three-pound bag of organic, somewhat local Fujis for just $3! That’s comparable to what I’d pay for conventional apples at Fred Meyer.

The only problem: the plastic bag. Ugh! This is yet another case of one step forward, two steps back on my path toward greenness. Sure, I can avoid pesticides and support local / organic farmers with the pre-bagged apples . . . but then I have a non-recyclable bag to toss.