Save money by eating what’s ripe

Posted on January 4, 2010

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Winter often brings along a fair share of challenges – the additional heating bills, snow that needs to be shoveled and not to mention, the search for affordable and fresh produce. With imminent snowstorms in the forecast and temperatures rapidly dropping below freezing point, out-of-season produce costs up to 50% more than it does when it’s in season. (You can get a list of what’s in season when at www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org)

Organic produce costs almost $2 more than the conventional kind – which prevents many people from buying it. Here’s a tip: instead, cut your pesticide intake by going organic on the “dirtiest” produce (apples, lettuce) and conventional on the cleanest (kiwi, tomatoes). For more information on clean / dirty produce, go to www.foodnews.org.

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