Looking for more ideas for saving money on organic and healthy foods? Read on.
1. Grow your Own: Yes, it saws intimidating, especially for a novice gardener like myself, but if you choose produce that grows easily and abundantly in your area. When my aunt turned up a few days ago with bunches of just-picked arugula, I was inspired. Growing up, I remember stepping outside our front door to pick arugula for a salad at dinnertime, and at the time, my mother was not an avid gardener. Start small, with an herb garden or one of those upside down tomato or strawberry plants. Or try one of those indoor “earth box” planting systems. Once you get the hang of it, carve out a small plot of land and try out a few little plants. It’s amazing how much you can grow on your own, and how rewarding it is.
2. Find a Coop: Find a coop in your area – click here for one in the Daytona Beach area.. They offer a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and to save a bundle on organic produce by contributing your time.
3. Buy food from the Source: Many farms sell directly to consumers, and this is a great way to get the freshest, healthiest food at great prices. You can save on produce, raw dairy products, and meats. Go to localharvest.org to find a farm near you!