How to Save Money on Produce
Produce can get very expensive if you are not paying attention when you are shopping but there are lots of things that you can do to save money on produce.
1. Look at the front page of your grocery ad– this is where you will find all the sale items for the week and where they put the items they want to get your attention with. Stores normally do not make any money off these items because they price them so low but it is what they do to get you in the door to spend more money on other things.
2– farmers markets and pick your own farms– if you do not know where a farmers market near you is just google it, and if you are looking for a pick your own farm use pickyourown.org Pick your own farms are great not only because they are so cheap for produce but it is also a great activity for the kids. We go blueberry picking often and can get 13 pounds of blueberries for about $20.
3– Buy in season fruits and veggies. Produce that is in season is cheaper because it is growing now in the local areas where they do not have to worry about shipping it from other countries.
4– buy locally– look for the produce that is grown locally it is cheaper because the shipping costs to get it to the store are much less then if they are shipping it across the country
5– buy more when it is on sale and freeze them. Many fruits and veggies are easily frozen and can last a long time in the freezer. Then when you need them all you have to do is pull them out, defrost them in the fridge and you can eat them fresh or cook and bake with them like you would a fresh one.
6- Don’t buy more then you can use or freeze – If you buy more then you can use you will end up throwing it away because it will go bad. That ends up being a big waste of money and it is better to make 2 trips to the store so you have fresh produce then it is to be throwing it away.
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