May 25, 2015 – When you’re trying to shop affordably, buying organic foods isn’t always easy on the wallet. Lucky for you, you can find fresh, organic options at ALDI without digging too deep in your pockets. Follow these three tips for fresh produce shopping and head over to our “10 Tips for Your Produce” post for even more helpful tricks.
Buy in Season: To save money on your fruits and vegetables, buy fresh produce that’s in season. Early in the year is the best time to buy broccoli, cauliflower and green leafy vegetables like kale. Summer months are great for all kinds of berries and tropical fruit, while apples, squash and sweet potatoes are always abundant in the fall. You can also freeze it to eat throughout the year.
Plan Ahead: How many times have you gone to the store and bought something because it looked good at the time? We’ve all done it! But often times those foods don’t get completely eaten and you end up throwing half of it in the garbage. If you plan out your meals before heading to the store you’ll have a better idea of exactly what to buy and how you plan to prepare certain foods.
Prioritize: It may not be realistic for you to buy all your produce organically and that’s okay! Figure out which items are “must have organics” for you and substitute the rest for conventional foods. Apples and spinach are items that are often highly contaminated with pesticides, so making sure you buy these organic might be something to remember.
Do you use these tips when shopping for produce? Tell us which one has worked best for you!