Eat Organic & Local on a Budget: HOW?
I mentioned the other day that our lemonade stand featured homemade product made with organic lemons and organic agave sweetener. I did not mention that we do not normally stock these products. My husband bought the lemons when they went out for a walk, and they were considered a "treat" for the kids. The agave sweetener was on sale at the market and - with a Chinook Book coupon - was cheaper per unit than sugar.
A couple of years ago, we talked about how to balance our food buying: how can we buy healthful foods on a budget? Where are you shopping now? How have you changed what you buy? Are there items you buy only organic, but others you buy conventional due to price? Do you take advantage of local fruit and veggies, canning, preserving, and freezing for later in the year? Buying clubs are also on the rise locally. I myself am a new member of the North Portland Buying Club, and another urbanMama (Sarah) is a member of Know Thy Food. Perhaps you are a member of a group purchasing club in your neighborhood?