The demand for organic food rises every year, but is buying only organic foods worth it? With many organic foods sporting a a hefty price tag, you need to weigh your budget. Here are some simple rules.

The demand for organic food rises every year, but everything organic might not be worth it. With organic foods sporting higher price tags, it’s important to weigh their value against your grocery budget. Here are some simple rules.

DON’T: Buy everything labeled organic
DO: Know your labels!
There is an entire language to organic food labeling – read up here before your next shopping trip. One quick tip: when buying fruits and vegetables, look at their numbered produce stickers for any that start with a “9” — that means they’re organic.

DON’T: Buy organic produce instead of local produce

DO: Buy local produce when in season
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