Tip for making #organic food more afforable # 4: JOIN JOIN JOIN! Join food co-ops, buyers’ clubs and loyalty programs. Many buyers clubs ship organic food wholesale to doorsteps – and many organic food producers and retailers’ websites and social outlets feature frequent coupons, offers and other incentives. Also, joining organic farm CSAs not only saves you money, but directly supports your local economy. Are you a member at a food co-op? Pitch in some volunteer member hours and you'll often receive discounts.
Next tip: Plan for the month, not just the week. By planning meals as far out as possible, you can curb your costs by finding multiple ways to incorporate #organic spices, oils, nuts, dried beans, flour/grain, frozen produce and other ingredients many times over the month.
Tip # 2 for making #organic more affordable: Buy in season, then store for the off season. Organic produce is more affordable while in season, and holds its full nutritional benefits when frozen or stored for enjoying when not in season. Freeze your berries in the summer for delicious organic smoothies in the off season :-)
We're sharing 7 tips for making #organic more affordable. Tip # 1 - Buy in BULK! Head to the bulk section of your grocery store or coop and load up on organic pantry staples such as rice, pasta, quinoa, beans, lentils, flours, and nuts.
Last week, legislation was introduced in D.C. that would prohibit mandatory GMO labeling. Food Policy Action has created a petition to Congress that was introduced by Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio asking Congress NOT to prohibit GMO labeling:
So far the petition has gotten over 140,000 signatures. We encourage you to sign on and demand your right to know. Also, remember to CHOOSE #ORGANIC. No GMOs. No antibiotics. No Pesticides. + so much much #RightToKnow Only Organic
Tell Congress: Don't prohibit GMO labeling www.credomobilize.com A war on your right to know what’s in your food is coming straight to your kitchen table -- courtesy of Monsanto and the Koch Brothers. New legislation introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo – whose #1 political contributor is the Koch Brothers -- aims to prevent labeling of genetically engineered…
Check out this great life hack for chopping cherry tomatoes on Huff Post! Be sure to choose #organic tomatoes. They are 50% higher in Vitamin C than conventional, and 139% higher total phenolic content. Source: The Organic Center
Do you support mandatory labeling of GMO's in our food supply? OTA does. And we are proud to have offices in Vermont -- where the VT Senate has passed a mandatory GMO labeling bill. "The bill, approved 28-2 by the Senate, has already passed the Vermont House of Representatives. It now goes back to the House to see if members will approve changes made by the Senate. The law is set to take effect July 1, 2016." #Organic = #nonGMO and we have the right to know! http://tinyurl.com/qxcy47g
Tips for buying organic www.orlandosentinel.com Cost is a key reason more consumers don't fill their carts with organic food. Although it does cost more than conventional food, prices are dropping, said Laura Batcha, executive director for the Organic Trade Association.