Friday, September 7, 2007

Saving Money On Produce and Veggies

Okay, so many of you already do this, but for those of you that don't here's my tip for Frugal Friday.

When buying fresh produce only buy what is in season. It will be cheaper and taste better. Even though we can buy strawberries year round their in season for most of the country is during late spring and early summer.

Don't shy away from buying in large quantities, it can be cheaper this way at wholesale clubs. Just take home and freeze what you are not going to use. Right now my garden is overflowing with tomatoes and I don't have the time to make and can my sauces so I simply put whole tomatoes on a cookie sheet and freeze. When they are frozen I stick in a baggie and throw back in freezer. All you have to do is run under water and the skin will rub right off when your ready to use. Peaches work this way as well!

If you have a farmer's market check them out. This is a great way to get organics at a cheaper price and support your local farmers.

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1 comment:

SAHMmy Says said...

Great tip about freezing tomatoes! I know I'd never make the effort to can, so I've avoided planting tomatoes. Next season, definitely! Thanks!