How to Save on Fresh Produce
Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 11:32 am
For an avid couponer, the harsh reality is that healthy foods rarely come with coupons. Therefore, I decided to find a way around the problem–by trading groceries!
How to Save on Produce
Trading groceries has become one of my favorite things to do. I have a few friends with farms or gardens so I always make sure to have a small stock pile during their harvest months. I trade toiletries for avocados, cookies for fruit, and cereal for eggs. The part I love most about this arrangement is that both parties benefit while having fun.
However, if you don’t know anyone with a garden, start your own! To feed one family, you really don’t need very much space–just find out which produce items are in season and start gardening! If you happen to live in an apartment in a city with no room to garden, do your best to stock up during the best sales. The great thing about meat, fruit, and even some veggies is that they all freeze well and retain their vitamins and minerals. Next time you go shopping, bring this Stock-Up Price Sheet so you know the best prices to stock up on your favorite produce. Take all of your healthy lifestyle tools, get out there, and save big! Happy couponing!