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I usually spend about 150 to 175 on organic produce.for my son and I per week. When im able to buyin bulk I can get it down to about 80.

Were going through a tough time finacially and living on food stamps allowing us only $9 a day between the two of us. My local produce warehousr doesnt accept food stamps.

Anyone able to stay organic as possible and raw on such a tight budget? :( any advice on how we can make this work?

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I've gotten it down to 60 per week (just oranges and bananas), all organic, no bulk discount. This is just for one person. On 9 dollars a day I could make it, but with a child I don't know...I'd probably have to incorporate starches. OR start a garden.

My son is only two, and is breastfed still, so he doesnt eat very much (i just make him a more finely.chopped version of whatever im eating every night, he does eat salad greens too). He has been mainly organic since birthand honestly it is so difficult for me to buy non organic foods :( weve been doing a lot of bananas and oranges lately, we can get two bunches of six.for about 3 dollars here organic. Id rather not eat anything cooked.unless its that or starving, it just.doesnt make me feel good. I think well be living o n bananas and romaine for a while, thanks.for your help

Oh! A two year old...I was thinking he might have been 9-10 for some reason. That should be much more manageable. I was thinking if it's the difference between eating starches and going hungry I would eat the starches. With a two year old that should be a bit more manageable. In terms of starting a garden you could start with potted plants, maybe do something like lettuce. That would save you a lot of money. I believe lettuce is relatively easy to grow? Good luck!

nice! I need.to start a garden!

30-50 a week

from what i understand organic is largely a myth from listening to scientists who state its just paper work not testing and USDA who controls it says 30% non organic is ok in packaged and 10% in produce

i go first for abundance and quality and non gmo

I am super paranoid about chemicals in my food, esp.because pesticides go through breastmilk and can jave an affect on iq and developement, I try to do most of my.shopping at the farmers markets because I dont trust usda either on organics, and I can definitely feel.and taste the difference between local organic produce and imported store bought. Im more concerned.about the pesticides for my sons sake though.

"I can definitely feel.and taste the difference between local organic produce and imported store bought"

I definitely can as well, so I don't really care what people have to say about organic produce. Whenever my dad eats my organic broccoli he always goes "Wow! Where did you get this broccoli from? It's tastes amazing..." and I tell him it's just organic produce, which is usually only about 50 cents more expensive than conventional broccoli. Farmer's market/local produce is best of course--and living in NC we have a lot of locally grown organic produce in our supermarkets. I say better safe than sorry! Especially because big agro does not give a rat's tail about your health. 

I spend between €250-300 ($330-390) per month, for 2. I can't afford more. Therefore I must buy in bulk and none of it is organic. Like Dr. Doug Graham says: It's way better to eat this way even if it's not organic. He has a FAQ about it in 80/10/10.

By the end of the week, when the fruit stash is no longer a stash, I need to eat rice too, just to make it work with this budget.

We also have a small garden. Due to lack of sun we can only grow some lettuce and greens. I'd like to move to a place with a larger and sunnier garden, but there's just no money. So we try to make it work with what we have.

 

I can only afford a few organic staples;  dates and greens

In the summer we grow a lot of organic veggies plus tons of tomatoes and cukes.   And we pick and freeze wild blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.  Other than that we have to go commercial.  I consider eating commercial fruit far better than eating organic cooked foods, that's my personal experience.

What about having a garden?

I grow a lot of vegetables and fruits in a small space. (in a raised bed as well as some area of my yard that I just cleared off the ground cover) You can even grow in pots, super easy!

I would suggest zucchini and tomatoes if you live in a warm enough climate. (summer fruits) They both produce an abundance per plant.

Also, peas and beans would be great to grow because they are easy and produce lots!

Lastly, lettuce and other kinds of greens are awesome because you can just buy plants or seeds($2-$3 for 100 seeds) and plant them really close together(closer than it says on the seed bag) and get organic greens cheap!

Any other questions, feel free to ask. :)

Julia

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