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If you have a yard — or even shelf space for herbs — consider growing your own fresh produce. Because some veggies require more time, money and love upfront, plant the most cost-effective vegetables, which include salad greens, cherry tomatoes, green beans, herbs, summer squash, carrots and zucchini. Another perk? You’ll know exactly how your produce was grown.
Stay in your lane — or season. Buying organic strawberries out of season, for example, can cost you a ton of money. Instead, shop and plan your meals seasonally. If you need out-of-season produce, buy it frozen.
Did you know you can buy meat in bulk? The idea of it sounds kind of gross, but you can save a ton of money by shopping at your local wholesale meat supplier. Penny Hoarder contributor Shannon Quinn buys her meat in bulk from her local supplier. She gets three months’ worth of beef, pork, chicken and fish for $50 — and it all fits in her standard-sized freezer.
Find a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to tap into your area’s organic fruits, vegetables, meat and even honey. It’s like a subscription box. You’ll receive monthly, biweekly or weekly boxes of goods. Plus, you’re supporting local agriculture! Find CSA programs near you by searching the USDA’s CSA database.
You probably know grocery stores offer store-brand items, which can typically help you save some money over regular name brands. But did you know some also offer organic store brands? Here are a few examples:
If you’re tried-and-true, always organic, that’s fine. But if you buy organic because you’re a sucker for green labels or simply feel like it’s healthier, then do some research. Make sure you know what that “organic” label means, and determine what’s worth buying organic and what’s not.