Unfortunately these days, it seems that the best way to get ‘real’ food that is not either composed of or covered with chemicals, is to buy organic. Until a larger segment of the population starts buying more of it, the prices will stay a bit above the more conventional offerings. So, with that said, I wanted to share a few ideas (and I have more) on ways you can afford to buy some organics.
photo courtesy of about organics
1. Buy Seasonally. Take advantage of the in-season items as they are more readily available so cheaper to ship etc. Plus, it is a great way to enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables. Also, keep in mind that there may be a local farmer/farmer’s market and even though their items may not be certified organic, you may find they grow without artificial pesticides.
2. Shop the Subsidiary: What you say? Companies like General Mills have subsidiaries that are now going organic or
less junk natural. An example of this is Casadian Farms and Muir Glen. The reason I mention this as an option is that they have the same type of sales and coupons as the mostly junk main product line.
4. Shop the Dirty & The Clean: Here is the most recent recommendations of foods that you should buy organic and those you can skip.
More to come soon.