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Organic on a budget

Yeo Valley Organic reveals five ways anyone can participate in Organic September
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
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This article first appeared in our Organic September issue of My Green Pod Magazine, published 08 September 2023. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

Shopping organically doesn’t have to break the bank.

As a family-run organic dairy brand, Yeo Valley Organic is passionate about all things organic, and believes Organic September is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about organic farming – including its costs and its benefits.

Yeo Valley Organic strongly believes that eating organically is for everyone; here are five ways it says anyone can participate in Organic September – whatever your budget.

1. Eat less and eat better

Reducing your meat intake is one of the single best things you can do to help the environment.

As dairy farmers, Yeo Valley Organic is passionate about the nutritional benefits of animal products, but by reducing your meat intake, and eating better quality (organic) meat, you’ll be ensuring a higher standard of animal welfare and environmental protection.

2. Have a plan

Meal prepping is a great way to increase the number of organic products you cook each week.

At the start of the week, make a plan for each meal and work out what you’ll need to buy. This way when you’re in the supermarket you won’t be overwhelmed by all the different options, or have to throw away leftover food at the end of the week.

If you need some recipe inspiration, Yeo Valley Organic has listed some of its favourites on its website, ranging from showstoppers and summery specials to speedy suppers.

3. Use your local supermarket

Many big-name supermarkets now stock a wide range of organic products. Buying from your usual supermarket means it’s easier to make the swap in your weekly food shop.

4. Join an organic community

It’s much easier to change habits when you have a support group. If your local area doesn’t have an organic community group, why not set one up? That way you can share tips and tricks on how to get the best organic products at affordable prices. You could also chip in and bulk-buy products to cut costs!

5. Get your fingers green

To be truly sure of the origins of a product, why not grow your own? It can be so fun and rewarding; the whole family can get involved and learn more about the organic movement while growing nutrient-rich food to eat.

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