Buying Organic, on the Cheap
We all think that eating organic means you have to pay an arm and a leg for food. But that’s not always true. If you’re a smart shopper, you can find good deals on anything, even organic food.
For example, did you know organic maple syrup costs less than conventional brands at some retailers? Yep. According to the article we found (below), it can cost anywhere from 2 to 11 percent lower.
But that’s not all. There are lots of other items that can actually be lower at your local whole foods market…here’s the scoop:
You and your bank account already know that organic food is crazy expensive—about 47 percent more expensive than conventional food, according to a recent Consumer Reports investigation.
But here’s something you probably don’t know: That 47 percent average price increase is only an average—and the actual range is insanely wide. In some cases, Consumer Reports found, organic food can cost 300 percent more than conventional. And in other cases, organic food can cost the same as conventional, or even less. Yup, you read that right: organic food for less than non-organic.