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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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ANGEL1066 6/15/2013 11:52PM

    Love growing my own. Our big garden is almost in. Enjoy the fresh produce! Freeze in appropriate size servings for easy use.

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MICKEYH 6/15/2013 9:23PM

    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.

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CRAFTSFAN1 6/15/2013 5:21PM

    Thank you for the great info! emoticon

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LINDAF49 6/15/2013 9:26AM

    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.

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OPTIMIST1948 6/15/2013 6:44AM

    The herbs are appropriate for everyone!

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35ANGELS 6/15/2013 12:36AM

    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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PATRICIAAK 6/14/2013 10:47PM

    My OA causes challenges with 'pick your own' but I go to various farmer markets in the area and stop at roadside stands.

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LESLIELENORE 6/14/2013 10:23PM

    I volunteer at a local CSA and get "paid" in produce!

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L*I*T*A* 6/14/2013 9:55PM

    we have them near by too........
thanks for sharing.....

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JUSTYNA7 6/14/2013 4:25PM

    We have pick your own all around us. Love it!

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