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Cheap Organic Food Gorham ME

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Cheap Organic Food. You will find helpful, informative articles about Cheap Organic Food, including "5 Tips For Eating Well In Tough Economic Times". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Gorham, ME that will answer all of your questions about Cheap Organic Food.

Gorham Farmers's Market
(207) 222-1635
270 Main Street
Gorham, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-August Tuesday
County
Cumberland

Overland Apiaires
(207) 772-3380
Portland, ME
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Little River Flower Farm
(207) 929-3967
Buxton, ME
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Rippling Waters Organic Farm
(207) 642-5161
Steep Falls, ME
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Portland Farmers Market II
(207) 883-5750
Deering Oaks Park
Portland, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday
County
Cumberland

Lakes Region Farmers Market
(207) 926-5860
709 Roosevelt Trail; Manchester School (Route 302, near the firestation)
Windham, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday
County
Cumberland

Deep Roots Farm
Scarborough, ME
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Cumberland Farmers Market II
(207) 865-4019
Falmouth at the Shops; Main Street
Falmouth, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday
County
Cumberland

Peak Organic Brewing Co.
(520) 360-8412
211 Marginal Way #802
Portland, ME

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Portland Farmers Market I
(207) 883-5750
Monument Square (Wednesday)
Portland, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Wednesday, 7:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
County
Cumberland

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5 Tips For Eating Well In Tough Economic Times

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There’s no question that many people are having difficulty keeping up with household and food expenses in these tough economic times. This is especially true for those who have lost a job or are now working in lower paying jobs out of necessity. I often hear people complain that they would like to eat healthier, but it’s just too expensive to buy the right foods. While it is true that many inexpensive sale items you see at the grocery store are the foods with poor nutritional value, there are still a number of things you can do to eat well without spending a lot of money.

Here are 5 tips to help you do exactly that:

1. Use whole grain foods instead of prepared and packaged items such as flavored rice and pasta mixes. Whole grain pasta, brown rice and whole grain bread or tortillas provide far more fiber, vitamins and minerals compared to the processed items. You can purchase most of these items under the store brand, rather than a branded label. Factor in how many servings you get for the purchase price of the whole grain, and you will find that your net cost is lower.

2. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables when they are in season and buy local whenever you can. Produce can be costly if purchased when they are not in season or have been imported from far away. The trick is to learn what fruits and vegetables are in season in your area and buy them at the right time. For example, in the northeast, fresh berries in January very expensive because they are not in season.

3. Stock up on frozen vegetables and fruit. Purchase the plain frozen vegetables and fruits (without sauces or seasonings). Flash frozen produce has comparable or possibly better nutritional value to the fresh counterparts. Frozen fruits and vegetables often cost less than fresh and are quite convenient. While most convenience foods are expensive or low on nutrition, frozen fruits and vegetables are definitely a winner.

4. Stock up on beans and lentils (legumes). Legumes are extremely versatile and can be used in soups, stews, salads or side dishes. The cost is low, while the nutritional benefits are high. Legumes provide a great source of fiber, protein and minerals. Trying adding black beans and some spices to your next batch of ground meat or turkey so you can use less meat.

5. Avoid the coupon trap. Coupons can be of help when you are on a budget, and you should check them out. However, many coupons are for higher pri...

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