Saving money to pay off student loans and consumer debt

Buying Organic – The Dirty Dozen

Being frugal and buying organic can be a hard combination. Organic, fresh produce can be extremely expensive and staying within a budget might mean forgoing organic foods. There are a few ways to lower the cost of going with organic foods.

The Dirty Dozen – One Frugal Girl posts a list of the 12 foods most likely to harbor pesticides. We either buy organic of these fruits and vegetables or substitute with something not on the list.

Compare Prices – When a fruit or vegetable is out of season, we compare the conventionally grown versus the organic prices. I have found organic cauliflower and broccoli can be cheaper than their pesticide grown counterparts.

Buy Frozen – Depending on the region, frozen organic produce can be pretty darn cheap. People frequently turn their nose up at frozen but since it is frozen immediately after picking, it can contain more healthy stuff than the fresh version that has been sitting at the supermarket losing nutritional value by the day.


March 22, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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  1. […] pepperoni being some of those things. I think I mentioned before buying organic for the “dirty dozen” fruits and veggies. We also try to only buy in season which keeps the bill […]

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