So why not look up and remember when your local farmer’s markets are? They’re often cheaper than the grocery store, and you can ask directly about how the food was grown. Why would you do that? Well, not all food has to be labeled “Organic” to be healthy. And, there are different levels of “organic.” If you’re buying directly from the farmer, you can ask how it was made and make more educated purchasing decisions.
Want to save even more money at the farmer’s market? Stay to the end — they’ll often give out last minute deals to clear out inventory.
What if you don’t have a local farmer’s market, or it occurs at an inconvenient time? There are now alternatives to trekking out to get fresh produce. You can now sign up for your local fruit or veggie boxes. Farmers will deliver fresh organic produce straight to your door. Even some national companies offer such services that deliver local foods, too. Here are some services to check out:
Missed previous posts in this Organic Living series? Check them out here!
Take Charge of Your Health!
Changing your eating habits can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be if you take a little time to think it out and create a plan.
This Healthy Eating Worksheet will walk you through the process of creating a healthy eating plan. All you need to do is print it out, set aside some time to complete it, and then fill it out. Then you can create your plan, knowing that you have addressed potential obstacles and came up with some creative ways to handle them.