Guest Post by Patricia Wooster at Project Organic Eating
our family appealing. However, few of us can afford to pay $2 for
an apple, or $3.99 for a half gallon of organic milk. Organic food is
expensive, and many of the products taste different than their
When I started to experience some health
issues it was recommended that I "clean" up my diet. The first
few grocery bills were terrifying, but I’ve picked up some tips and
tricks to make buying organic food affordable. It takes a little work,
but the savings make it worth it.
::Take advantage of Buy 1, Get 1 Free deals.
Most stores allow you to use 2 coupons in conjunction with a B1G1 deal and this often enables you to get the item for pennies. For example,
Publix recently had Newmann’s Own Pasta Sauce as a B1G1 deal, along with
Mueller’s Pasta. The pasta sauce is $2.69 and the pasta is $1.17. I
had a $1/1 coupon for the sauce, and 2 $0.50/1 coupons for the
pasta. For $1.86 I got 2 jars of pasta sauce, and 2 boxes of pasta.
::Clip every coupon you can find for oganic food. The best coupons can be found on the manufacturers
website. I’ve compiled a pretty comprehensive list here. I’ve signed up for their newsletters, and have received free cookbooks, samples, and substantial savings coupons.
your drugstore and cleaning items you free up money to spend on organic
newsletter. They email me a lot of great coupons and recipes. Mambo
Sprouts is affiliated with Whole Foods, and they do a great job of
providing recipes that use their sale items.
months ago I went to the grocery store and wrote down the organic and
non-organic prices of about 20 different fruits and vegetables. I was
amazed to find the prices weren’t much different. I did this three
weeks in a row to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. It wasn’t. Typically, a
couple of organic items will be priced much higher than the
non-organic, but the majority are within a quarter. I plan my menu
around what’s in season, so the items I need are always cheaper.
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