First off, any and all change in the right direction is worthwhile, so no matter what you do, it is a positive step for you and the family. That said, I would start with the cleaning supplies/setting up a nontoxic home just because you said watching your budget is important and a huge immediate jump in the grocery outlay would cause you stress.
Then, I would tackle the food supply one item at a time, and take your time. For example, I decided to search for better eggs first, because we go through a huge pile of eggs weekly - and found a local supplier of eggs from that are definitely not certified by any organic label, but they are local, small-farm, known-feed when not pastured, well-kept chickens laying delicious eggs, at $2.25 per dozen, and I am satisfied with that.
Now that you have your eyes open, you will find farmer's markets, check websites of farm-to-table and such, chat up like-minded folks, work your small-town/rural family and friends for their info, get to know the health food stores and their sales habits, and generally get there in due time. I am still working on this myself, but when I look at how far I have come without busting my budget, I am kinda astounded. Happy shopping!
Last edited by Crabbcakes; 01-26-2013 at 07:42 AM.
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC