Best Time To…Buy Organic

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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.20181118_143217

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.

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Sketches of Organic “Ugly Food”

Read more about “ugly food” on my post about Ugly Squash.

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