I have seen many people leave comments regarding the "high" price of organic produce, however I have not seen a huge difference unless you are buying "exotic" fruits and vegetables. I'm a broke college student paying for my own school, but I have found ways to cheaply buy organic, and stay in my budget. Here's a couple tips if you're looking to go organic..
1. Look for USDA certified organic farmer's markets or co-ops. I live in Houston, and go to the Central City Co-Op where they have locally grown organic produce, and the prices are MUCH MUCH less than a grocery store or Whole Foods. Also look for regular farmer's markets, not only is it fresher than the grocer, but you can usually bargain with the seller.
2. Buy organic in the things you use the most!
3. Look for sales, trust me, they're out there! Because the rise of going "green" organic produce is highly available, and the prices are coming done.
I do not necessarily live an all-organic, green lifestyle, but I feel that organic meat,milk, and produce do taste better! Good luck, and Happy Losing!
- 6/3/2008 11:13:30 PM