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Can you go organic without going broke?

Organic labels

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Many organic-certified foods - fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, and packaged goods - cost more.

The Biological farmers of Australia estimate the local organic market to be worth around $230 million a year – an 80 per cent growth rate since 2004 (See report here).

One thing to keep in mind is that organic food may be made in smaller batches, have handmade touches, and obsessive attention to fresh ingredients – but is it worth the extra money? Tell us what you think.

In the meantime, here are some tips for buying organic and maintaining a
budget.

  1. Search for local suppliers
    Head to sites like http://www.organicfooddirectory.com.au/ or http://www.ofa.org.au/ to see the brands and growers operating in your local area.
  2. Save money at the supermarket
    Major supermarkets now offer organic lines – some even carry organic products with their own brand plastered all over them. Woolies, Coles, Aldi and chains like Macro are all worth exploring for bargain organic finds.

  3. Grow your own
    One way to save on organic foods is to grow them yourself. If you don’t have room for a vegie patch, try growing salad leaves and a few herbs in a pot.
  4. –– Alex Brooks