Do you like to buy organic produce or other kinds of organic food whenever possible? If so, you’re not alone.
A new Organic Trade Association survey of more than 1,200 households in the United States with at least one child under 18, found that eight out of 10 American families–or 80 percent–have bought organic products one or more times in the past two years. In nearly half of those families, concern about their children’s health is a driving force behind that decision to purchase organic food.
“My children influence my purchase of organic food, because I want them to be as healthy as they can be,” commented one of the parents who participated in the survey. “I am responsible for providing my children with all their food since they cannot buy it. I choose healthy and organic foods and they enjoy whatever I give to them. Win-win!” said another parent.
Ninety percent of parents report that they choose organic food products for their children at least “sometimes,” with almost a quarter of those parents saying they always buy organic.
Moms and dads purchasing baby food are even more committed to organic; more than a third of those parents say they always choose organic for their infant or toddler.
The proportion of parents who reported that they never buy any organic products fell to 19 percent, a significant decline from just five years ago when almost 30 percent of households surveyed said that organic was never a choice.
I know that for many families the price of organic food is what keeps them from making those purchases. As I’ve written about on this blog before, it is possible to find coupons for organic food as well as to save money on organic food by shopping in season and using other tricks. One such trick: “Like” on Facebook the organic brands you buy. Doing so is a great way to get coupons and other offers.
Another option: use the site Coupons.com for your coupons. I’ve seen tons of coupons for organic food on this site. This ranged from Newman’s Own to Annie’s.