Buying organic can be nearly double the cost of non-organic produce. In these tough times, you might easily say it's a no-brainer to buy what's cheapest.
But when it comes to food, don't let cost always be your bottom line when you're deciding what to buy. As I've said before, the average American wastes 40 percent of the food that they purchase. As an example, it's been my experience that when I buy a pound of non-organic strawberries (about $3), half of them develop mold before I can use them up.
So this morning, I bought a 9 oz package or organic strawberries for $5. But here's my rationale: I'll use those strawberries because I paid a premium for them. But more importantly, I'll savor eating them because they are actually RED on the inside ~ not white!
That also makes me conscious of not buying more than I will use, unless it's in a can or I can freeze it.
Just some extra thought and planning is money in the bank!