Going Organic?....How to Save Money on Groceries

If you have considered switching to organic food read the tips below on "how to save money on groceries". This will help keep the money in your pocket!

  • Evaluate the foods you consume each day. Seek out the organic alternative and the cost may surprise you. E.g. Organic milk is only a small difference in price but large in benefit.
  • Buy locally grown to support organic farming which keeps transportation and other costs down.
  • Grow your own organic herbs in pots or indoors in sunny spot.
  • Grow your own fruit and vegetables. Even a small patch of land can be put to good use.
  • Only buy in season. You'll notice the difference in taste and quality.
  • In off-season buy preserved or even better preserve yourself.
  • Look for supermarket own-brand, no-name items. These can be cheaper than organic brands.
  • Buy bulk organic food without packaging. E.g. bring your own bags or bottles to fill.
  • Shop online or join an organic co-op. This may save time as well.
  • Freeze what you don't use for a later date.
  • Use scraps in the compost heap.
  • Use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar or hydrogen peroxide with non-organic fruit and vegetables to remove some pesticides residues.

Still purchasing some non-organic produce? Aim at least to go organic for those products which are the most heavily sprayed. See the dirty dozen for a list of these.

I hope you found the tips above on how to save money on groceries valuable.

"Choosing to buy Organic produce is money well spent!"

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