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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Shopping on a Budget at Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are popping up everywhere, and for good reason! It's fun to buy local produce in a festive market on a bright sunny day.

Talk with farmers and fellow
shoppers for more tips.
But what if you're on a budget? Here are some money saving tips to take along with you to the market.
  • Avoid going to the market on an empty stomach. You're less likely to buy more than you bargained for!
  • Bring along a 'flexible' shopping list that gives you an idea of what you need and leaves room for what's available. "Fruit for five meals" leaves it open to whatever fruit is a bargain this week.
  • Walk the market first. Browse the selections, take note of bargains while you walk, and return to the vendor who has the best price.
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