Consuming The Harvest

While Pottering About At Home In Norfolk

Is There Hope For Buying Organic On A Budget?

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I have to admit that my organic purchases have slipped lately due to rising prices, but with some of the suggestions here maybe that can change. Please follow the “Clipped From” link at the top for the rest of the story.
clipped from www.bbcgreen.com

Organic on a budget
A shopper in the supermarket � Olga Chernetskaya - Fotolia.com

Organic food can be expensive, but you can eat organically without spending a fortune. Lily Barclay finds out how

In recent months, rising food prices and an economic slowdown have led many people to question the cost of their shopping basket. With organic products typically more expensive than their non-organic counterparts, could these be among the first to go?

The first luxury to go?

Certainly, our desire to cut the shopping bill could explain why London’s largest organic supermarket, Whole Foods, has reported �10m losses in its first year.
But it’s not all doom and gloom – according to organic accreditation body, the Soil Association, organic food sales have grown fourteen-fold over the past 10 years.

There is still a huge interest in eating fresh, natural produce and you don’t always have to spend big either. If price is your main motivation, there are plenty of opportunities for budget organic shopping.

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Written by kadeeae

August 27, 2008 at 1:19 pm

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  1. We get an organic veg box from Riverford every two weeks, it’s £14 for a big box full of veg and the quality is excellent. I don’t think I would get it much cheaper in a supermarket and I have the bonus of having it delivered, saving me a trip.
    P.S. I’ve just found your blog and love it!

    Sam

    September 1, 2008 at 9:17 pm

  2. I think that I’ll have to have a look into organic box schemes, I really like the idea of the variety you would no doubt get with veggies that are in season.

    Thanks Sam, hope you subscribe to the feed! 🙂

    kadeeae

    September 2, 2008 at 9:11 am

  3. Well, eat less but organic. Must it be a 300g steak ?
    Could be 150g organic turkey too….

    Eol Ruin

    September 11, 2008 at 1:17 pm

  4. Eol –

    Definitely would do better to eat a smaller serving size of food that is better for you rather than more (cheaper?) food that has so many additives/preservatives etc…

    Did that make sense? 😆

    kadeeae

    September 12, 2008 at 6:57 pm


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