Eating Organic On A Budget
Eating organic can be expensive depending on what you buy and where you shop. In reality, with these economic times, it can be tough to shop exclusively organic, even when its best for your family. I am here to tell you that with the right strategy, shopping organic and all natural can be cheaper then ever. Below are some budget friendly tips on how to shop organic for the family without spending a ton of money.
Use coupons. Never be embarrassed to use coupons, that’s what they are there for! Coupons are one of the best ways to get a bang for your buck. Be sure to check your local papers and websites like coupons.com to find the best deal on organic foods in your area.
Check the circulars. Grocery stores and supermarkets run weekly specials in their circulars on what promotional deals they are having. Comparing prices on different organic items is one way to go about shopping organic on a budget.
Grow your own. If you have the space and proper accessories and tools, growing your own organic fruits and vegetables is definitely worth it.
Buy the generic version of an organic brand. More and more grocery stores are starting to carry their own lines of organic products.
Look for mark downs. Just because a product is marked down, it doesn’t make it a bad product. Some items get marked down if they are close to the “sell by” date. Others are marked down just because they are on sale. Check for marked down products, you may find a steal.
Shop closeout and discount stores. More and more stores like the Christmas Tree Shop, Big Lots, and even dollar stores are offering organic products.
Buy in bulk and stockpile. If you do not have a lit of room in your home, designate one cabinet or shelf to form a mini stock pile of organic products you buy in bulk from stores like Costco, BJ’s and Sams Club. Stockpiles are great for having reserves on deck when you run out of a specific item.
Buy products when the price is low and freeze. The freezer can be your best friend. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables when they are on sale and freeze for later use.
Check out your local farmers markets. Check for farmers markets in your area to find the freshest fruits and vegetables for the best prices.
How do you save money when buying organic products? Feel free to comment below and be sure to check back for more budget friendly tips from A Lot on Your Plate!