- Stick to in-season products and shop the local farmer's markets.
- Compare grocery ads for the best buys.
- If possible grow your own
- All of the above.
To consistently get the best price on fruits and vegetables, stick with the products that are in season and shop your local farmer's or open markets.
Grocery stores, even the big superstores, will carry out-of-season products that are often over priced, over sprayed with chemicals, and go bad quickly.
Farmer's markets sell fresh, in-season products that are generally of higher quality and at better prices than the supermarkets.
Growing Your Own
Growing your own herbs, fruits and vegetables is also a good way to save. You can grow your favorite items and can or freeze what you do not use. If space is a problem you can still benefit from growing small pots of fresh herbs or build your own container garden. The expense of building a small garden pays off if you stick to it and continue to grow items year after year.