Tips from the Organic Consumers’ Association:
1) Be strategic in your organic purchases: Focus on replacing the “Dirty Dozen” fruits and vegetables (those with the most pesticide residues) with organic alternatives: apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, grapes, lettuce, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, spinach, and strawberries.
2) Host a potluck: Have your guests share a fair portion of the burden of expenses, and you can have more time to focus on providing a nice atmosphere.
3) Buy less food: About a quarter of food from Thanksgiving meals ends up being wasted.
4) Use smaller plates: Large plates result in people taking more food than they can eat.