How to Eat Organic on a Budget
April 6, 2017
Demand for organic produce in the United Kingdom is at the highest it has been for more than a decade and is even outselling non-organic produce, according to the Guardian. Yet, purchasing only organic produce can be expensive. In fact, over the course of a year, you could spend £870 more on organic produce, according to a 2016 survey from discount code provider, Voucherbox.
If you are on a budget, but would still like to eat organic, consider the following tips:
- Purchase produce that is in season. You can check to see what produce is in season by clicking here.
- Purchase organic fruits, vegetables and herbs from growers or at farmers’ markets, as they are normally cheaper than supermarkets.
- Opt for organic eggs at a wholefood store or market rather than at a local, small-format supermarket, where they are normally cheaper.
- Choose non-organic British beef and lamb over organic, as there is little difference between how the animals were reared and cared for.
- Choose organic British poultry and pork, as the animals are treated more humanely and generally taste better.
- Choose organic dairy products, as they contain significantly higher levels of healthy fatty acids and the cows are treated more humanely.