Member Comments for the Article:

Buying Organic Food on a Budget

How to Go Organic without Going Broke


    I buy what I want and can afford, organic really is not "better" enough to warrant such high prices, you still get good nutrition from eating fresh fruits and veggies, it's the actual eating that counts. Farmers markets have gotten out of hand, not selling just local anymore, they are not as local as you might think. Marketing to people who don't read up on rules works much better for them. Buy what you can afford and make sure to really eat it!! - 10/6/2015 6:07:03 AM
    Costco has started carrying numerous organic products - including fruits and vegetables. The variety varies widely. They also have loads of organic products - pasta sauce, pasta, quinoa, hamburger, chicken, wine, frozen fruits and vegetables, etc. As always, their prices are the best. I also shop at Sprouts Farmers Market where available. Their organic prices are excellent and the quality is the best. As more of us start eating organic products, the prices will no doubt come down as it already has. Costco is making a huge impact in that regard. If we had known we would live so long, we would have taken better care of ourselves long ago. Never too late to start!!. Healthy eating. - 10/3/2015 7:44:06 PM
    Check out to find a Community Supported Agricultural farm near you if you can. Eat local when available. Lots of savings and great food. - 10/2/2015 12:07:25 PM
    There is no scientific evidence that adopting an organic diet is better, healthier, or more environmentally sustainable. I'm surprised that this article is posted on a website for healthy living, where the focus should be on eating more fruits and vegetables. If adopting an organic diet is more expensive, and it means eating less fruits and veggies, then why do it if there's no scientific benefit?
    As for the "dirty dozen" by the EWG, there is again no scientific evidence to support that adopting an organic diet reduces your exposure to pesticides because (wait for it...): organic food production uses pesticides too! (see study here:
    MC3135239/). So why would the EWG provide this guidance? Because they're funded and supported by organic food companies. - 10/2/2015 10:21:15 AM
  • I eat what I can organic, but access is a problem. I don't drive; a friend takes me shopping once a week, and sometimes we can get to a farmer's market. I do grow tomatoes, basil and other herbs, but in the northeast, you don't have a very long season. I don't produce enough to can or freeze much (plus I work full time and have a family) so that isn't an option. I do the best I can. - 10/2/2015 10:04:13 AM
  • The best way to save money on organic produce is to plant a garden. Get some heirloom seeds from your local seed bank or seed swap, watch a few instructional videos online and plant those seeds. Amend your beds with great stuff so you have the best flavour and nutrition. Save your seeds and have that in perpetuity. Not to mention, you get some great exercise along the way. Everyone should be doing this, even if it's growing sunflower sprouts under a light in the winter. :) Happy Gardening! - 10/2/2015 8:44:43 AM
    Look at that site: http ://thrv. me/9r5RQh

    This is a really nice web-shop where you can also browse by restrictions, plus they do have good prices compared to regular grocery stores. I was so happy to find it.
    - 7/16/2015 12:38:18 AM
  • I shop regularly at a known busy Organic market that is the only market walking distance from my home. I spend way too much for their fruits and veggies and basically everything else (milk, cheese, cereal, etc!). The look on my face is always a shocked one when I see the total. But I feel I HAVE to buy their organic food for better health. I'd love to grow my own but I seem to never be able to grow anything well. For me, I will probably just keep going there. Everything they sell is very good but expensive. - 7/19/2014 11:08:15 PM
    Passion fruit is a power source of nutrients, according to studies, and most of it pointing to some medicinal benefits. If you are suffering from high cholesterol levels, cancer, constipation, or coronary heart disease, then this fruit could play a key factor in your recovery. While the fruit may not always be easily available, has an all natural passion fruit juice in Markizza Passion Fruit Juice available on Amazon. Itís all natural and refreshing, not from concentrate. Read about passion fruits to see for yourself. - 6/26/2014 4:09:02 AM
  • SIOL55
    Spring is here. Consider growing some of your own food. Then you know what's in it. If you have little or no space consider planting in pots. There are a lot of sights on line to give you ideas based on the amount of space you have. - 4/7/2014 2:08:04 PM
  • I am very careful with "organic" ... i did work a while at nights t for a stores delivery shopping service, they did - just as i always thought - just take a normal produce article and stick the organic-sticker on it when someone was asking for a organic item. Going organic is a good thing, but look behind the walls of the store 1st and make sure organic really does mean organic, this stuff is expensive and i was shocked that they handled it this way (not being truthful to their customers is a very big deal for me an never ever put a food in this store, for nothing, even if its the only one here around for us).
    I am happy that i stay for the most of my vegetables with products of my own little garden in the yard (fresh at the summer and frozen for the winter time), this way i do really know what is in it and where it's coming from. - 12/11/2013 9:32:54 AM
  • I have found organic and gluten free food on Amazon in their subscribe and save section. If you subscribe to five items on a regular delivery basis anywhere from monthly to six months out, you get a 15 percent discount off the price of each item in your order. If you are in the Chicago area, they just opened a new store called Mrs Green's in the Lincoln Park area of the city. I just went there yesterday...all of their produce is 100 percent organic. They have a coupon in their flier for four weeks in a row, if you spend 50.00, you get 15.00 off of your order and a free sturdy reusable shopping that takes the bite off the higher prices. My grocery store nearest me Strack and Van Til has started carrying more organic their entire top shelf of fruits and vegetables are organic. They have organic milk,cheese,eggs,canned corn,etc...they seem to be getting more and more organic and they often have sales and their regular prices are pretty good for organic. Even Aldis is getting some organic and have the cheapest prices I have found...grape tomatoes,baby carrots, gala apples, bananas, boxed salads of baby arugula,baby kale, spinach, spring mix....if you shop around you can find what you need pretty reasonable. There is a fruit market called Stanleys that has a nice selection of organic produce and dairy too...Shop around. You may be surprised just how affordable it can be and better for your health. - 11/26/2013 11:05:52 AM
  • This is a good list to refer to, but what about GMOs? Those food products are genetically altered and causing lots of auto immune diseases and many health problems. Corn is mostly GMOs so I would add that to the list to definitely buy organic to be safe...See what other foods on your safe list may contain GMOs and warn people of them.I am on my third auto immune idiopathic disorder from eating regular food. I have switched to mostly organic and trying to detoxify my system but I am 52 and that is a lot of accumulation of bad stuff in my system to try to get rid of and start replacing with truly healthy food. There are many videos on youtube that you can do your own research on GMOs. They are basically poisoning the world food supply and can contaminate organic farms. Very serious situation. Monsanto is behind the GMOs because of their roundup pesticides so not only is the GMO contaminated with pesticides but it is contaminated inside too and that cannot be washed away...Why do you think cancer is rising and auto immune disease and other serious health issues? Too many people eat GMOs and there are no labels for it so not even warned about it. Look at all the prescription drugs with all their side effects. You take a pill to get rid of one problem and you gain another problem or more than what you started out with. The FDA is infiltrated by former Monsanto people who lobby and basically bribe politicians to look the other way. The FDA that is supposed to be looking out for our interests are really looking out to poison us with their GMOs...they have their own agenda...Sign all the petitions you can. I find a lot on facebook and sign everyone about GMO labeling and warning. Personally I think GMOs should be banned all together. They are poisoning all of us. It is a horrible greedy world we live in. They are more concerned about profits than health. They don't want you to get well cuz then you won't buy their drugs that don't help you...they mask syndromes and add the dangers of possible side effects. Go healthy fruits and vegetables. So many organic herbs are so healthy and actually correct physical problems, they do not mask the symptoms they cure the problems...Do your own research and spread the word. - 11/26/2013 10:53:32 AM
  • Is there any actual REAL science behind all the scare stuff I am reading.
    Until and unless there is, I am going to keep those precious pennies in 6ball's pocket. - 5/21/2013 9:07:47 AM
    There is also a great app called Makeena that is going to finally make it easier to afford natural, organic foods in stores like Whole Foods. they're not launched yet, but when they are, the app will be free. It's going to be such a relief to not have to break my bank every time I want good food. They have a video here: - 5/16/2013 12:42:18 PM

Comment Pages (3 total)

Leave a comment

  Log in to leave a comment.