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Feeling the Pinch at the Grocery Store?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Consider using:

www.localharvest.org/ </link>

I actually found a u-pick farm that I didn't know about and I've lived here 43 years. And they have a web site which updates what is ready for harvest and how long they expect to be able to pick that particular produce.

It's a great deal to get large amounts of organic produce, which you can then freeze, and also put a price freeze on rising prices.

Produce stands are popping up alongside the road where you can get good deals on extra produce a family doesn't know what to do with.

Google the Farm to Table movement for your area and see if a program near you would benefit your budget.

And finally, buy a packet of seeds for a couple of your favorite veg if you don't already grow your own. You can plant in a container on the patio, sprinkle in between plants in your border, or get more sophisticated and start a 4 X 4 raised bed square foot garden. Or get intensive and till a long strip at the back of your property, or up near the kitchen.

And speaking of kitchen, an herb garden near your kitchen will save you tons of money!! I'm appalled at the cost of parsley, or rosemary, or basil, when they are so easy to grow!! And dry what you don't use fresh in the microwave. You could even put up your own herb stand!
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  • v ANGEL1066
    Love growing my own. Our big garden is almost in. Enjoy the fresh produce! Freeze in appropriate size servings for easy use.
    1078 days ago
  • v MICKEYH
    Thank you for the idea of growing your own. It does sound save good amount and sound safe. I like the idea of getting fresh produce from local farmer. I normally go to my local farmers market for most of my veggies and fruits. But I still bit of skeptical about safety of these local grown produce. It sounds safe due to that's from local where you lives. But how can be sure if your local farmer is not using GMO technology? I wish I can afford to always go to whole foods market and buy organic produce, but I'm not able to afford buying organic stuff right now. Nor does not have any garden space/back yards to glow your own veggies. I try not thinking about too much of it or I will not able to enjoy my veggies.
    1079 days ago
  • v CRAFTSFAN1
    Thank you for the great info! emoticon
    1079 days ago
  • v LINDAF49
    All good ideas... offer to pull a few weeds for the farmer at the Markets ...Us oldies are needing help and not knowing where to get it. Kids just don't want to work these days so High School kids are out.
    1079 days ago
  • v OPTIMIST1948
    The herbs are appropriate for everyone!
    1079 days ago
  • v 35ANGELS
    That's awesome...Thanks for the link...I found a trout u-catch in our area.....you can catch your own trout. How cool is that.

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    1079 days ago
  • v PATRICIAAK
    My OA causes challenges with 'pick your own' but I go to various farmer markets in the area and stop at roadside stands.
    1079 days ago
  • v LESLIELENORE
    I volunteer at a local CSA and get "paid" in produce!
    1079 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
    we have them near by too........
    thanks for sharing.....
    1079 days ago
  • v JUSTYNA7
    We have pick your own all around us. Love it!
    1080 days ago
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