If you are a parent that is concerned with the amount of pesticides or growth hormones that your child could be inadvertently consuming, you are likely trying to buy as much organic food as possible. The problem with this is that organic produce and other foods tend to be much more expensive. The reason for this is that they are more expensive to grow and they don't last as long in stores. They are more expensive to grow because special precautions need to be taken against bugs that are more expensive than simply using pesticides. This means that the costs get passed down to the consumer. The store also can't stock the products for as long because they tend to rot or get bruised more easily due to less preservatives, which also drives the prices up. Here are some tips for getting organic groceries for less money.
1. Buy in Bulk Whenever Possible
If you are buying dried products such as grains, do whatever you can to buy in bulk. This will drive the overall price per serving way down and will allow you extend how far your grocery money takes you. Make sure that you are storing the products that you buy in airtight, clean plastic bins so that the food is does not go bad and have to be thrown away before you get the chance to eat it.
2. Buy Off Brands
Off brand organic foods that are put out by the store from which you are buying are going to be more expensive than inorganic food, but they are still going to be cheaper than the name-brand organic groceries.
3. Become a Coupon Queen or King
Make clipping coupons a hobby. Buy a special folder for coupons and pay attention to when sales happen. Track how much money you save your family and how much farther your grocery budget goes in order to keep yourself motivated and track your progress. Coupons can do a lot to bring organic foods back down to the price of inorganic foods or even cheaper.
4. Grow Your Own
Consider trying to grow one or two vegetables that you find yourself eating a lot of. Tomatoes and zucchini are popular, hearty vegetables that grow easily in many areas. This can make your grocery bill go down slightly and give you a chance to explore gardening a little bit on your own.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in organic groceries.