2. Freeze Sale/Bulk Buys: Buy out and freeze sale buys & bulk I don't immediately eat.
3. Shop Local Markets: Look for local produce markets to explore for savings.
4. Buy "Overripe" Fruit: Ripe and overripe fruit is cleranced out. Buy it & freeze to preserve.
5. Ask Friends: Friends may have overloaded fruit trees or garden goods and need your help eating it!
6. Forage: Hunt down wild fruit trees, berries, and herbs. Ask neighbors if could share, sell, or trade their harvest.
7. Community Gardening: Start a plot or try a will-work-for-food deal.
8. Avoid Organic: If you're on a budget organic isn't necessary for optimal health.
9. Avoid Trends: Likewise, trendy super foods and supplements aren't requirements.
10. Start a Garden: Growing leafy greens, herbs, and veggies in the back yard can yield huge savings.
In an ideal world I'd love to eat only organic and incorporate super foods, but buy what your budget permits. If you're on a strict budget, get what you can and don't feel guilty about it. If you're in Jacksonville, Florida, markets I love include The Bargain House of Fleas, Lakeshore Produce, Ramona Flea Market, Riverside Arts Market, and Jacksonville Farmer's Market. I document veggie hunting/growing/preparing adventures on Instagram.
Got any more tips on getting often-expensive produce at low prices? Do share your tips in the comments!