Finding the best value for groceries while staying green

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Mommy Greenest, shares advice for parents on how to buy "green" foods for their family while staying on a budget
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Finding the best value for groceries while staying green

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You know, I think when it comes to buying food for our families, it’s a huge… you know, cost is a huge factor. Right? I have three kids, so when I’m shopping, I’m thinking about where I can get the best value. Sometimes I can get the best value at a farmers’ market at the end of the day if I’m saying to the farmer, “Hey, those organic apples look great. How about I give you a dollar for four?” It depends on what your habits are. But, for the most part, the best value that I’m going to find is at a bigger store. And I also think that that does another service which is you’re voting with your dollars. You’re telling that big department, that big store chain, that you would prefer to spend your money on organic apples than conventional apples. And guess what, the more you buy those apples, the more people buy those apples, the more demand there is, the cost goes down. I was in the store just the other day and I was looking at orange juice and organic orange juice was exact same price as conventional orange juice. And I was like, “Oh, Eureka! It’s happening!” But it’s happening, because we all are getting together and saying, “I prefer organic. So I’m going to buy that.” And so then, there is a bigger market, and then we bring the cost down and then it’s all the same in price. So that’s the future that I look forward to and I think that has to do with making that choice at a larger store level.

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Mommy Greenest, shares advice for parents on how to buy "green" foods for their family while staying on a budget

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Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Mommy Greenest

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff blogs as MommyGreenest.com, founded EcoStiletto.com, is the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and was editor of Children magazine—before she had kids. Rachel was featured in Los Angeles and Lucky magazines and appeared on “Today” and “CNN Headline News,” among others, to talk about leading a judgment-free, more sustainable lifestyle. A non-profit consultant and pre/postnatal yoga teacher, Rachel lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children, who range in age from kindergartener to teen.

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