Organic is not only about what you eat, but also a way of life. I love eating organic food because it tastes better, but it’s also safer and more nutritious, which is part of my ongoing effort to eat (and live) healthier. Just because I want to eat organic doesn’t mean I’ve always been able to afford to buy organic on my budget. thrive market
The push for organic food should be for the local farmers, fishermen, and agriculture.
The pricing of American food makes it so much harder for people working extremely necessary jobs in this country. So, if you can afford and prefer organic products, support locally owned food!
— Moved to @FuriousHowl ! (@furireiza) January 1, 2021
Organic foods can be 47% higher in price on average, compared with other “standard” items on the shelf or in the produce section. Of course, it always depends on the product that I’m buying. So, I’ve learned some tricks that have helped me to understand the nature of organic foods on the shelf, while helping me to feel better about the foods I eat every day. So, here goes.
What’s in Season?
I love to track the foods that are in season anyway. Fruits and vegetables just taste better when they are fresh, but it’s also easier to find them in abundance, and they don’t have to travel as far, which often brings down the cost. A visit to the Farmer’s Market is the best of all scenarios because I often get to meet and get answers from the people who are bringing the food to me.
I think I’m going to the farmer’s market tomorrow for the first time in a year and a half. I have missed it a great deal. And I will TOO eat the chard I will inevitably buy.
— Linda Holmes Thinks You’re Doing Great (@lindaholmes) May 23, 2021
Check the Label
I first learned the basics of reading a label when I was in health class all those years ago, but it’s still a relevant skill for understanding the organic ingredients in a product. Just because it’s organic doesn’t mean I should buy it. I also need to look at the level of sugar, sodium, fat, etc. I’ve always wanted to believe that the organic label also magically makes the product healthier. It’s just best to verify. thrive market
— Only Organic (@onlyorganic) May 26, 2021
Use Coupons and Find Great Deals on Organic Foods
Just because it’s tagged as organic doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to get great deals when you buy those products. I know that searching out coupons takes time, and not all organic products even offer coupons. But, it’s worth the effort when I look at how much it affects my budget. Here are just a few sources for coupons on organic goods.
– Kroger’s Simple Truth
I used to be annoyed when my aunt be using coupons when doing grocery shopping now I love them coupons. Anything to save money
— Kensley Vardy Beaucéjour🇭🇹 (@tikensoo_509) May 27, 2021
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can also access great deals from Whole Foods online. If there’s an organic brand you absolutely love, you should also check out their website for coupons and special offers. Even if you can’t find any discounts right now, reach out to the brand. Let them know how much you love their products and ask about coupons or other special offers that might be available. thrive market
Subscribe and Save on Organic
Over the last year, I’ve focused on finding ways to save money on buying organic and one of the best ways to do that is via subscription offers like Thrive Market and Imperfect Foods. It’s all based on the items that are overstocked, but it all works out for me. I particularly love the tagline on Thrive Market’s website: “Healthy living made easy.” That’s what we all need!
Most of these ingredients are from Thrive Market (@thrivemarket) which we subscribe to in order to have ingredients/supplements we can’t find locally shipped to our house.
— M̶X̶ & M̶R̶S̶ 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@mx_and_mrs) August 23, 2020
Summertime is the perfect time to explore organic options on a budget. Try it out and let us know what you think about it below in the comments!
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