How to Be Organic On a Budget

It stinks to admit it, but most times organic foods are more expensive than the regular stuff; sometimes organic farmers markets are cheaper or about the same.

So how do you go organic on a budget, especially in this miserable United States economy? Easy, you kidnap a genie and make a wish!

No, it’s easier than that. RedPlum, a promotional company that helps sell various food products, from health foods to not-so health foods, has 10 tips for going organic on the cheap.

Guess what number one is? Shopping at a farmers market. Ha! See, I told you. Then again, organic or not, shopping at a farmers market is the best idea. Its less expensive and the produce is a lot fresher and higher quality.

Another tip I really liked is going vegetarian for a couple days each week. I’m a vegetarian and not only is it healthier for you, but fruits and vegetables are a lot cheaper than filet mignon and pork tenderloin.

RedPlum also suggests clipping coupons. No, coupons aren’t just for little old ladies anymore. In this tough economy, if a supermarket is willing to play let’s make a deal, go for it! Then again, I’m a hypocrite; using coupons feels weird to me.

For the complete list of organic tips, head over to RedPlum – do it, do it now!

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  • Maketta  June 18, 2010 at 11:57 am

    It is best to buy organic if you can even though it is more expensive. Trader Joe’s has reasonable prices. All the foods that are not good for you are always cheaper because they want to keep people buying them.

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