Ways to Afford Organic Products

Food/Cooking - Healthy Food
By: kgrace    
22-Jan-2011

Introduction:There is no question that organic products are healthier for you. Organic fruits and vegetables have a higher vitamin content, and organic meats are free from chemicals and hormones. However, organic products are known to be expensive. Here are the top five ways to afford organic products.

  • 01

    Buy Local

    Buying organic products from local farmers is often much cheaper than getting the same products at a grocery store. Items are not shipped across the nation, and advertising is usually minimal. These savings trickle down to you and you end up saving money for high quality organic products.

  • 02

    Strategic Shopping

    On your regular grocery trips, always scan the produce department for manager's specials. Ripe, organic produce will often be marked down because it has to be bought within the next couple of days. Take advantage of these mark downs and fill your freezer with high quality organic products.

  • 03

    Garden

    One of the cheapest ways to get organic products is to grow them yourself. Simply planting a few vegetables in your garden can give you all kinds of fresh produce, but you can also turn them into other organic products such as organic tomato sauce and organic salsa at home.

  • 04

    Buy In Bulk

    If you order your organic products from a catalog or online source, be sure to check out their bulk section. In most cases, buying organic products in bulk can save lots of money.

  • 05

    Prioritize Expenses

    If you still cannot afford organic products, consider prioritizing your expenses. Sometimes, you may have to cut back on other areas of your budget to increase your food budget, but if organic products are important to you then the sacrifice is worth it.







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  • cuteordeath 3/26/2011 Flag This Comment

    There are good prices on organic food at Trader Joe's. The organic items are usually only a 10-20 cents more than the conventional ones. :D

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