Thursday, August 13, 2009

Organic Foods on a Limited Budget (from Mercola)

For cheap organic food, try your local farmers' market, where you are likely to find organic items available for considerably less than what you pay in the grocery stores. Going to the farmers' market is a great habit to get into anyway, since you'll find wonderful fresh foods and you will help sustain local farmers.

You can also join a food co-operative or buy a "share" of a farm through community supported agriculture (CSA). You get delicious, healthy, organic food at a reasonable cost and help local farmers as well.

Here are some other tips:

  • Stick primarily to unprocessed foods. The price of prepared organic food is steep, but if you eat mostly unprocessed food you will save money.
  • Try the bulk bins. Many regular supermarkets have started carrying bulk organic items, and your local natural food store will probably have an even better selection. Rice, pasta, oatmeal, nuts, etc. are all there and at rock bottom prices.
  • If you have the time, space, and desire, grow your own. Even a row of green beans or a couple of cherry tomato plants on your balcony can provide a lot of food for just a few dollars’ worth of investment in a packet of seeds.
  • Look into joining a natural food co-op in your area. Members take advantage of the idea of bulk buying to get better prices on items.


At The Movement Dallas we offer a WIDE variety of fresh, local and organic products at a VERY reasonable price.

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