Today I took a trip to the Amherst Farmers' Market as part of my quest for feeding us healthy, fresh, minimally processed food. Lately, I have been internet surfing about the cost of eating organic foods and I have been paying closer attention to the cost difference between organic and non-organic products. I'll be honest here- it's hard not to pay attention to the difference when you try to eat this way as much as possible because the grocery bill does go up. That said, I do believe that the costs of basing our diets on unhealthy foods may not show up in the grocery bill but they will show up eventually in health problems and quality of life issues. My goal is to find a balance that allows us to eat the freshest, healthy food without spending unnecessary money. I'm confident that there is a happy medium there somewhere. Perfection isn't necessary- I think every small effort for a healthy lifestyle pays big.