Small Steps to BIG BENEFITS

Going organic is one of the healthiest choices you can make for yourself and your family. You really can’t put a price tag on investing in your health and the health of those you care about. However, I wanted to give you some money-saving tips when it comes to buying organic and higher quality foods.

SWITCH STORES

Stores that specialize in fresh, organic foods like Whole Foods and local co-ops are reasonably priced and take a lot of the guesswork out of going organic.

SHOP LOCAL

Find nearby organic farmers and buy your meats, eggs, and produce from them directly. Farmer’s markets or CSAs (community share agriculture) are great options.

PICK AND CHOOSE

Generally, grass-fed, free-range, ground meats are less expensive than grass-fed steaks. If you have to choose between spending money on higher-quality meats/proteins and organic produce, pick higher quality meats/proteins. Antibiotics, pesticides, and hormones run rampant in non-organic meat and eggs.

SHOP FOR SALES

When grass-fed meat or other staples go on sale at Whole Foods or your local co-op, buy a bunch and stick it in your freezer for later use.

GET INTO GARDENING

Start small; you will be amazed at how much money you will save.

Though there are several ways to start down an organic path, just remember: You don’t need to dive in headfirst right away; small changes go a long way!

Cheers

Andy

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