When it comes to planning out how to divvy up the grocery bill, we sometimes find ourselves reaching for non-organics to save a little money. But we recently learned a few great ways to save money and shop organic. Want to know how?
Thanks to a helpful article in Vegetarian Times by none other than veggie chef extraordinaire Deborah Madison, we learned a few tips about eating organics for less. Here are a few of her best tips:
- Adhere to the Dirty Dozen list (and note that it's recently been updated)
- Choose veggies that hold up well and can be used for a few different dishes, like root veggies, squash, and even kale.
- Vist the farmers' markets. Believe it or not, seasonal, organic produce at your local market is often much better priced than the grocery store. (This weekend, we saw huge summer squash for $1 a piece!)
- Learn to can, jam, and freeze. We've gone over those before, but they certainly bear repeating.
• Read More: Check out the September issue of Vegetarian Times to learn the rest!
• Organics: Where Do You Draw the Line?
• The Validity of Organics
• Eating Organically on a Tight Budget: Are You Doing It?
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