Slash your organic food bill by almost 90 percent with this one simple method

Slash your organic food bill by almost 90 percent with this one simple method

As the economy continues to limp along, many are experiencing a belt-tightening effect on their budgets. Unfortunately, this often results in choosing conventional foodstuffs over organic in an effort to save money. But this doesn't have to be the case. A recent study has found that we needn't sacrifice healthy food during times of economic hardship -- instead, we can use a straightforward strategy to purchase organic fare without the hefty price tag.

Clipping coupons and comparison shopping for the best prices on grocery items are common practices when budgets are tight. And yet, another powerful approach to deep savings on organic food is just a bin away -- namely, the organic bulk section at your neighborhood market. It may be a familiar option, but one that is vastly under utilized in our grab-and-go culture. For even greater bargains on edibles, local food buying clubs offer exceptional deals for their members. Using the power of numbers, the club purchases bulk organic foods -- ranging from fresh produce to dry goods -- which are then divided among the group.

However, the savings don't end there. When we opt for bulk food, petrol use is reduced (since bulk products can be packed more densely into trucks), the strain on natural resources is lessened and waste minimized. According to the Bulk is Green Council:

If Americans purchased all their coffee in bulk for 1 year, it would save 240,000,000 pounds of foil packaging from ending up in landfills.

By purchasing bulk oatmeal, five times the waste of its packaged equivalent would be saved.

Seventy-two million pounds of waste would be diverted from landfills each year if Americans purchased their almonds in bulk.

And if every American family bought bulk peanut butter for one year, 7 pounds of waste per family would be saved.

 

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