Thursday, February 4, 2010

Eating Green & Saving Green: Organics on a Budget

Time and time again I have been asked to do a post on buying organic foods on a budget. Let's face it--IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN. Buying organic foods without a focus on savings or a shopping strategy can easily blow a family's budget. My goal with this post is to show readers how to buy the organic foods that they love while still saving money.

More and more people are buying organic. Organic companies and grocery stores are taking note of this. Grocery stores will often have organic deals in the sales ad(Publix). My direction would be to buy organic items that are on sale and use coupons(when available). Organic coupons are a rare find in the Sunday inserts--Your best bet is to print and request organic coupons from sites like the ones listed below.

Sources for Organic Coupons:
*Mambo Sprouts also sign up for the Mambo Newsletter with coupons here.

* Organic Grocery Deals

* Publix Greenwise (sign up for the Greenwise magazine which includes coupons)

* Check out manufacturer’s sites too!
Sign up to receive their newsletters.
Email/call to request coupons (always ask when you can call back for more coupons).
Most of the sites below offer printable coupons.

Organic Food Manufacturers:
Horizon Organic
Earth's Best
Earthbound Farm
Stonyfield Farm
Brown Cow Farm
Cascadian Farm
Organic Valley
Muir Glen
Simply Organic

Organic Household Products:
Mrs. Meyer's
Seventh Generation

Looking For Organic Recipes? Try these sites.
Earthbound Farm
Organic Authority
Kiwi Magazine
Whole Foods
Eden Foods

READER'S TIP: Magazines/flyers at Virginia's Health Foods have a lot of coupons!

Tips on buying organics? Please share your comments below!

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