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The Secret to Affording Organic Food, Part 2: Grow Sprouts and Buy in Bulk + Top 14 Cheapest Fresh Foods

March 15, 2019

 

This article is about trying your best to cut expenses, by buying within your budget and keeping a happy healthy home with low-stress (which eliminates traveling an extra 30 minutes to shop at a special organic store).

 

I've been feeling my heart go out to those families who are struggling to feed themselves healthy, organic foods. Maybe that includes you. Maybe it doesn’t! Some of us don’t even think about not being able to afford top-quality foods. A lot of us take it for granted. The families who live in food deserts face it every day.

 

That feeling of guilt and frustration.

 

How to keep your family healthy while still paying the bills?

 

 

And how to entice older kids who are used to “fast” food and processed stuff to eat wholesome foods? Well, that’s a whole other topic. But it starts with making healthy purchase decisions + trying your best to grow some food yourself.

 

Grow Food in Your Kitchen!

Before we get to good purchasing decisions, I want to encourage you to try sprouting your own microgreens in your kitchen. I do this without running water out in the bush! So it’s possible to do sprouting with very little fuss, and it greatly contributes to feeding your family the best, healthiest foods.

 

I mentioned in my last article that sprouting your own microgreens or sprouts is so easy and cheap. Anyone can do it! With a mason jar method or sprouting tray method, the seeds do all the work, and all you have to do is water them 2-3 times per day. You don’t need a lot of money to buy these seeds in bulk, and the materials for sprouting are also cheap and easy to find. It’s a win-win situation and can help you create beautiful, healthy salads and sandwiches for your family with food that is grown right in your own kitchen!

 

Watch my Youtube video to learn how.

 

Also, for a step-by-step instruction, I’ve covered it in great detail in my beginner urban gardening book: Grow a Salad in Your City Apartment which is available in paperback on Amazon. I want to help you grow your own food with zero land! 

Read the rest of the article at MOTHER EARTH NEWS

 

Remember how I mentioned FREE goodies in my last article? Well, I've partnered up with Paul Wheaton of the famous permaculture gardening forum, Permies.com in his latest Kickstarter campaign. He has written an amazing book called Building a Better World in Your Backyard with Shawn Klassen-Koop, and it looks like it is going to be so valuable for creating good things for the world and your life/health.

 

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