The best time to buy organic is when it is so “ugly” that no one else wants it! “Ugly” fresh food is my gold standard for healthier meal-making at a reduced cost. But to find ORGANIC products at a deep discount…OH….MY….GOODNESS!
Eating my homegrown organic is a lot less expensive. But my gardens produced smaller yields this year. Not too much went into the freezer for the winter. I was able to put away a few quart bags of summer squash. But the eggplants and tomatoes never made it pass the dinner plates!
So I was thrilled to find 3 bent cans of organic fire roasted tomatoes at a deep discount at a local grocery chain. “Woohoo!” Indeed.
A few days later, I scored two organic eggplants for $1. Although they looked woefully past their prime inside the red mesh baggy, I could see potential for perfection when paired with an ugly can of fire roasted tomatoes! BTW, the Eggplant Parmesan I made was quite pretty.
Read more about “ugly food” on my post about Ugly Squash.