Was one of your New Year's resolutions to eat healthier? Organic foods are expensive, but you can save money and eat healthier, too.
There are four ways that I can think of that will help cut the cost a little:
1 Grow your own whenever possible. You can container garden even in an apartment.
2. Buy in season only. Fresh foods are always cheaper when they're in season. No watermelon in December and no apples in July . They don't taste good then, anyway.
3. Buy locally. Get as close to the source as you can. I know you can't buy everything straight from the farmer (baking powder doesn't grow on farms!) but buy meat in bulk from a local grower and you'll get better quality: buy fresh produce from the producer and it's bettr quality and often less money, too.
4. "Naturally grown" means something different to the small local producer than it does to the big compaines. Guess which one is closer to the truth? Organic is good but if you can't afford organic, shoot for naturally grown.