Natural and Thrifty in 365: #76 Shop the Farmer’s Markets

Farmer's market.

If you’ve been on my site for any amount of time, then you know how much I advocate shopping from your local farmers. Eating locally is better for your health, your local economy (spending your money with your locals vs. big box stores) and it’s also a way to save money.

Not every price at a farmer’s market is going to be good. It’s the same way as a big box store. But, for the most part you can get better deals on your produce at a farmer’s market. Whether it’s sweet potatoes for less than $1 per pound, or organic apples for less than $1 per pound, there are always deals to be had.

You can use LocalHarvest.org to find farmers near you. And if that doesn’t help, hit up your social network of local people to help you find what you’re looking for.

Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series of 365 tips for living more green, natural and healthy while saving money. Do you have a natural and thrifty tip that you would like to share with The Thrifty Mama readers? Submit your awesome idea here. You just might get featured as one of the 365 tips!

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2 Comments:
  1. Absolutely! We only purchase organic produce now…all from our Farmer’s market and I usually pay less than the “sale” prices for non organic in the stores! Love!

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