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5 Ways to Spend Your Organic Food Dollars Wisely

5 Ways to Spend Your Organic Food Dollars Wisely

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5 Ways to Spend Your Organic Food Dollars Wisely


(OrganicJar) We all know organic food is more expensive, and here’s why: Organic food is more expensive to produce due to more manual labor — people are more expensive than petrochemicals. Demand is greater than supply — when demand is greater than supply, prices are higher. Finally, billion dollar subsidies are given to conventional farmers, not organic farmers — this lowers the prices of conventional (non-organic) food.

Here’s how you can ‘stretch’ those organic dollars.

Buy Smart: Most important items to buy organically: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, imported grapes, spinach, lettuce, and potatoes.

Shop Around: Check prices at multiple markets, print off coupons, purchase items online and in bulk.

Buy Local: Find your local farmers market, foods in season are cheaper, because they’re abundant (supply and demand thing again).

Join a Co-op: See if your city has one, you get an automatic discount on everything you buy.

Grow Your Own: It’s not as hard as you think. In a box roughly two feet square, you can grow enough mixed salad greens to keep you going for months!

Source: Alternet

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  1. I wonder if there is a website dedicated to stretching your dollar out when purchasing organic food (or food…the way it was when our great grandparents were a live)? This shit is unbelievable. Now we have to eat foods that come in cans, bags and boxes. Well, that food is crap. I want food that has directly interacted with the sun…not this processed food crap.

  2. I think that the supply chain in the organic food industry is not very efficient and it does not have the scale of the conventional food industry. Even though, the demand is increasing, it is nowhere close to what it should be for new suppliers to enter this market.

    Here is an article you might enjoy


    Here are some additional ideas for buying organic on a budget


    I welcome your comments.

  3. Love your post!! Finally someone got it right!!! Would you mind if I put a blogroll link back to your post? :)

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  1. From on line masters degrees on Dec 5, 2008
  2. From Sustainable Table » Blog Archive » Organic on a budget, is it possible? on Jan 23, 2009

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