(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!
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