1 thought on “#FYFO100 checklist: the 10 biggest ways to making organic food affordable

    Alicia Bayer

    (October 6, 2017 - 8:51 pm)

    If you want to really save money, these steps will allow you to save way more than getting organic groceries at Walmart. For instance, we put up 50 pounds of wild asparagus this year that was harvested from pesticide-free areas and was free, along with approximately 15 gallons of elderberries and many other wild foods. Those were all free. I can’t begin to count the pounds of organic tomatoes we got from our garden, plus black raspberries, asparagus, herbs, zucchini, broccoli and so on. Most of our garden is stocked for free (saved seeds, swapped plants, inexpensive heirloom and organic seeds, etc.). We barter our excess harvests with others who have things we’d like, like elderberries for plums from a neighbor’s tree. Eating in season saves more money. Canning, freezing and drying surplus (whether purchased, grown or foraged) also makes a huge difference.

    I’m not sure if you’re disagreeing with the whole list or something in particular, but we fed 8 people (2 adults, 4 teenagers and 2 children) for less than $300 last month, and that was almost exclusively organic food — and very good food, at that. It works for us. 🙂

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