$5.99 per pound for organic heirloom tomatoes, $6.99 per pound for organic bell peppers are they kidding? One of the biggest complaints about organic foods is, yes it can get expensive. And depending upon where you live, accessibility might be an issue. One of the best ways to save money on organic and natural foods is to grow your own and start a kitchen garden! (And by the way, we do have a free report, How to Shop for Organic Foods on a Budget when you sign up for the OA newsletter!)
Growing a kitchen garden is one of the most romantic things an organic foodie can do, really! It connects you with your food and is a great way for you and your significant other to get down and dirty! If you have kids and find it difficult to get them to eat their veggies, get them involved in growing their own kitchen garden. Let them pick out their favorite fruits and veggies to grow and nurture. They just might eat a few more veggies if they grew them.
Or if you want to simply improve your overall health and lose a few pounds by adding more organic foods to your diet, growing your own is great way to get started. And it might even inspire you to get in that kitchen and cook up some easy and delicious healthy recipes. The added bonus, you’ll be avoiding all of those yucky pesticides and chemicals that simply aren’t healthy for us. A studyreleased in the journal Pediatrics concludes, exposure to organophosphate pesticides at levels common among America’s children are more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that is common in today’s children.
Getting Your Kitchen Garden Started