ilivetoday 02.26.2010 Friday

Posted on February 27, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Organic On A Budget – Advice on how to buy organic while staying within budget

The more we buy organic foods the more the food companies will cater to our demands.  We do have the power to make changes without using the Government.  It is called consumerism. 

Many 99 cent stores are offering organic products in an effort to help the obesity epidemic.  Watch your local grocery stores, the trend is to stock more and more organic.

It’s all about priority… eat seasonally, buy local, shop at Farmers’ Markets, find your local family farmers, find a community garden or start one.  In my town we started one with great civic support.  It is in a city park, the city ran water and power to it, and fenced it.  If you don’t ask, you don’t get!  Ask your council people.

Grow your own garden!  You don’t need a bunch of space.

Pesticide-free is almost as good as organic, an excellent second choice for produce.

Why seasonal? – You know it hasn’t traveled 5000 to your store (i.e.: Chile) and nutrients haven’t been lost.  It better for your local farmers and economy.  Be a “LOCOVORE”! [A person that gets their food from local sources (within 50 miles of where they live)].

Why Farmers’ Markets? – How much fresher and more nutritious can the produce be?  Cut within hours or a day rather than cut and packed and shipped and distributed.  And of course you’re keeping the $$ circulating locally.

Why a Community Garden? –  Grow a garden within your Community.  It is a good way to meet new people.  It is great exercise.  And you are rewarded with fresh organic produce!

If you’re the least bit enterprising, grow your own.. you only need a small plot and you can grow a bunch.
Start with herbs.  It’s neat getting back to the earth!  And it always tastes better when you grow it!
— 
The most wasted of all days 
is one without laughter.

ORGANIC FOOD IS MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE THAN POOR HEALTH.

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The following guide is:  THE DIRTY DOZEN AND THE CLEAN FIFTEEN

What you should buy organic and what you don’t have to buy organic.

LOCAL SOURCES:

<www.westonaprice.org>  (select local chapters to find your liaison)

— 
The most wasted of all days 
is one without laughter.

        – e e cummings

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