is a word we've been hearing a lot lately. Organic signifies no pesticides. No chemicals to ingest. No plastic bags. Just like anything else, there are arguments on either side. Organic foods cost much more. The produce is usually smaller. It doesn't last as long. More trips to the market. But, gee, it is always so beautiful. Where else can you get carrots with the tops still on them? Much more beautiful to paint! Carrots in a plastic bag yield no measurable aesthetic qualities. I will be honest....just about the only time I spring for organic is for painting....then we eat it up quickly. A good plan. Organic markets please the eye as well as the palate.