Recently, I’ve been explaining the concept of organic food to my young children. “Organic food is plain old food,” I explain. “And food that is not organic has been sprayed with a bunch of poison. I don’t want us to eat poison, so that’s why we buy organic food.”
The problem is I don’t exclusively buy organic food. With skyrocketing gas and food prices and a limited budget, I can’t afford to buy it. Yet as a concerned shopper, I wantto buy organic foods and drinks for my family.
God’s good gifts
In fun ways, I’ve recently watched the Lord pour out many organic blessings on my family.
- First, while I was grocery shopping at my usual grocery store, I noticed that the store brand organic products were the same price as name brand non-organic products. Among my purchases, I was able to buy a huge box of organic toasted oat cereal for the same price as a huge box of Cheerios.
- Second, a good friend recently told me about a discount grocery outlet a half an hour away. On an afternoon when I had a little free time, I scooped up Big Brother and Little Sister and checked it out. Oh my. I bought 37 items – and probably eighty percent of my purchases were organic – for $43. Ever since that grocery trip, we’ve been enjoying organic drinks, macaroni and cheese, salad dressings, snacks, and soups. I couldn’t believe most items were sold for only $1.
- Finally, last night I was grocery shopping (again) at my usual grocery store, and I noticed about ten carts of groceries were reduced for quick sale. Many of the reduced groceries were organic – and marked down to $1 or less. I stocked up like crazy, and now we have all sorts of things like organic tea bags and organic sauces.
Within the past month, I’ve been able to feed my family mostly organic foods – especially when you consider I’ve cooked a LOT with our fresh garden produce – while saving money on my grocery bills.I
know this is an unusual circumstance, yet I am certain that the Lord brought that affordable, healthy food across my path. I am so incredibly grateful for these deals! I’m beginning to think that as long as I diligently watch for great organic bargains, I just might be able to find them.Talk back
How have you been able to afford organic purchases? Do you have any organic bargain shopping tips to pass along?
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