A reason many give for not buying more organic goods is that organic can be more expensive. Here are some ways to save.
Even though they may not be officially certified as organic, buy from local farmers who don’t use chemicals.
Grow Your Own
Plant your own small organic garden in your yard. Or grow a few vegetables in pots on a small porch or in a window box. The kids can join in the fun by helping plant the gardens and watching them grow.
Save and Store
Watch for sales at your local natural foods market. When an item is discounted, stock up on it.
“More Parents Choosing Organic for Their Kids . . . ,” Organic Trade Association, www.organicnewsroom.com, 6/16/14
The Organic Nanny’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids by Barbara Rodriguez with Eve Adamson ($16.00, Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2012)