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How Can I Eat Organic on a Budget?

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Green expert Sara Snows shares tips for eating organic food on a budget.
Question: How can I eat organic for less?

Answer: Buy in-season produce -- autumn picks include apples, pears, and butternut squash -- at the farmers' market; it will be cheaper there than at the grocery store. And go green when it comes to fave foods. If you eat a ton of lettuce, buy organic to make the biggest impact on your health and the environment. Finally, splurge on organic for foods on the Environmental Working Group's "dirty dozen" list: the fruits and veggies highest in pesticides (find the list at

Sara Snow is a natural-living expert, TV host, and author of Sara Snow's Fresh Living.


Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2009.


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Laura Bryson wrote:

I live in Ohio and if I'm lucky, farmers markets are open June thru October. What are supposed to do the rest of the year?

10/26/2009 08:54:40 PM Report Abuse
notkatemoss wrote:

Unless you live in a warm climate state, I guess. But for the people in Seattle, like me, what do we do?!!!

10/24/2009 01:45:22 PM Report Abuse
notkatemoss wrote:

The sad thing is that after October farmers' Market is over:-(

10/24/2009 01:44:30 PM Report Abuse
ikelmanink wrote:

If you do not hve a farmer's market in your town, write a few letters to your city council. The more you ask for what you want, the more likely you are toget it. The same applies at the grocery store, or even when you go out to eat. If buying organic is important to you ask for it. If there is a demand for it they will provide.

10/24/2009 10:33:58 AM Report Abuse
lsevich1531 wrote:

Sometimes we tend to overlook the obvious : ) I wish we had better farmer's markets here in South Florida : )

10/24/2009 09:30:29 AM Report Abuse

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