Organic food on a budget

Posted by Jean-Luc Andriot on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 10:11am.

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Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50% more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ demand exceeding supply.

So how do you get tasty organic food without spending a ton of extra money? Follow these tips to get more bang for your buck.

Shop at farmers’ markets: You can get fresh organic produce for far less at a farmers’ market than you’d pay at the grocery store. It’ll taste just as good, and you’re getting your food straight from the source.

Choose seasonal produce: Out-of-season produce usually has to be imported, and that can really drive up the price. Focus your meals on in-season fruits and vegetables so that you don’t end up paying $6.00 for a pound of organic asparagus.

Shop more frequently, and plan your meals around bulk sales: The trick here is to only buy what’s needed for your meals, and to only plan for a week of meals at most. That way you’re less likely to throw food away, because you can use leftover produce for more meals before it goes bad.

Grow your own: A home vegetable garden will provide some extremely cheap organic produce, and gardening can also be a fun and rewarding hobby.

Here are a few local addresses:

Sprouts Farmers Market
930 S Federal Hwy
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
(954) 363-2070

4th Generation Organic Market & Cafe
75 SE 3rd St., Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 338-9920

Greenwise Market
Lakeside Centre
8210 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33434
(561) 852-8172

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