Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and 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 get fresh organic produce for far less at a farmers’ market than you’d pay at the grocery store. It’ll taste just as good, and you’re getting your food straight from the source.
Choose seasonal produce:Out-of-season produce usually 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 for a pound of organic asparagus.
Shop more frequently, and plan your meals around bulk sales:The trick here is to only buy what’s needed for your meals, and to only plan for a week of meals at most. That way you’re less likely to throw food away, because you can use leftover produce for more meals before it goes bad.
Grow your own:A home vegetable garden will provide some extremely cheap organic produce, and gardening can also be a fun and rewarding hobby.
Author:Randi Dickman Phone: 732-693-6182 Dated: February 5th 2018 Views: 8 About Randi: ...
View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access.
Tracy’s Bio: I grew up in Cedar Grove, NJ and left in 1977 to go to college at Monmouth College (now University) in West Long Branch. I landed a job as a programmer in that area and ended up staying in Monmouth County.
After working as a programmer, then starting a web development business to stay home with the kids, I entered the real estate business in 2004. First as an investor and then in 2007 decided to go full time as a real estate agent.
Married to Tim Gibson, since 1980, we have five daughters, who are leaving the nest rapidly.
Tim’s Bio: I grew up in Croydon, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. In 1979, landed a job in Information Technologies in West Long Branch, NJ where I met Tracy. We married the next year and went on to raise our five beautiful daughters. At the end of 2015, a layoff, lead me to join Tracy in the real estate business.
Our business mission is to help as many people, as possible, to manage their greatest asset, their home. While serving them with integrity, skill, and care.