How to Pay Less for Organic Food

Eating healthy on a budget is always difficult, especially when most organic products have price tags double that of regular fare. However, with a little shopping and culinary know-how eating well doesn't have to break the bank. Here's how to maximize your budget while eating well. Start by buying local, you may want to join a CSA where organic local, seasonal foods are delivered to your house weekly. Local and seasonal fruits and vegetables cost less so head over to your neighborhood market. When shopping at the grocery store, look for products produced by the store itself, they often cost less. A great tip is to buy in bulk – from rice to beans and cereals or oils – buying in bulk will help you save a lot and avoid wasteful packaging as well. If you are lucky enough to have outdoor space then grow your own food, nothing tastes better than fresh from the garden greens. Finally, consider joining a coop in your area where you can buy in bulk with other families to save on organic products. It takes a bit of organization but you'll save a lot.

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