By Dorothy Foltz-Gray
When you shop closer to home you're buying more flavor and nutrition for less, says Heather Solos, founder of Home-Ec101.com and author of Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living. Many local farmers actually grow organic without going through the trouble of being certified. Ask your local providers and farmers' market vendors how their food is grown. If it's organic but not certified, you could save 50 percent on produce that's just as healthy.