Some think organic food tastes better and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive in comparison to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50% more, due to the extra labor required to produce it, as well as consumers’ demand exceeding supply.
So how do you get tasty organic food without spending a ton of extra money? Follow these tips to get more bang for your buck.
Shop at farmers’ markets: You can normally get fresh organic produce for far less at a farmers’ market than you’d pay at the grocery store. It may even taste better, as the food should be coming straight from the source.
Choose seasonal produce: Out-of-season produce has to be imported, and that can really drive up the price. Focus your meals on in-season fruits and vegetables, so that you don’t end up paying $6.00 per pound for organic asparagus.
Shop more frequently, and plan your meals around bulk sales: The trick here, is to buy only what you need for your meals and to plan a week in advance. That way you’re less likely to throw food away, because you can use the leftovers in other meals before it goes bad.
Grow your own produce: A home vegetable garden can be a cost-effective way to source your produce and is a fun and rewarding hobby!