Money Saving Q and A- Organic Coupons

 Q: Are there many organic coupons and can you eat organically on a tight budget?

A:  First of all, I'd like to explain what the term organic means.  I found some wonderful information from the Wholesome Mommy."Organic is a legal term that means the item is not genetically modified and has been produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, or fungicides. Pesticides are toxic by design and many pose health dangers to people.  There are certain types of produce that receive a heavier dose of pesticides and/or several different types of pesticides and these are the items on the Environmental Working Groups “Dirty Dozen List.”   You can lower your pesticide consumption by nearly four-fifths by avoiding the “Dirty Dozen” and instead eating the least contaminated produce, or the “Clean Fifteen” according to EWG calculations.  Another option, of course is to purchase at least the items on the “Dirty Dozen” list organically.  The "dirty dozen" in order from the dirtiest is celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, bell peppers, spinach, cherries, kale/collard greens, potatoes, and grapes.  For the items on the “Dirty Dozen” list, specifically, I look for items that are organic and sometimes local." 

Secondly, yes, there are tons of organic coupon sites and "green" frugal living blogs to help cut grocery costs.  Here are a few I recommend:

Organic Blogs:
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