"Organic" and "cheap" sound like complete opposites, don't they? If you've ever compared the price of a half gallon of organic milk to a half gallon of "regular" milk, you know what I mean. Organic is expensive!
Or is it?
There is that deferred cost called health care that adds to the cost of cheap "regular" food. There is also the cost to the environment, as many foods deplete the land and add chemicals.
All that aside, it's not always easy to pay twice the price for good food. You may not have to, though, if you follow the advice here: Cheap Organic Foods.
As usual, I just have to add my two cents' worth.
Growing your own is a great idea, but not everyone can grow enough of their own because of lack of space. If that's you, look around for a vacant lot and then see if you can use it for your organic garden. This might be a huge job for one person, but getting a few friends together can make it a wonderful experience.
In addition to that, look for organic food coupons. There are some very good ones, especially for dairy products and fresh vegetables. One site that lists many coupons for organic products is well named: Organic Food Coupons. Besides that site, go to each organic food brand and look for coupons.
Natural food stores have sales just like other grocery stores, so watch for them and stock up when you can.
Use the same tactics with organic food that you know from other shopping: Use coupons, shop the sales, buy in bulk, avoid the junk food. (Oh, yes, there is organic junk food!)
Organically grown food has been shown to have more nutrients than "traditionally" grown food. This in itself should be enough to encourage you to do what you can to make sure the food you eat is safe and healthy for you and your family.