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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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We skipped shopping again this week intentionally to save our money for this years CSA Farm box.  We did this last year, so this may be old news for some of you, but one of our ways to save on produce is buying a share in a local CSA Farm.  In our area we participating in Pinckey’s Produce.  We pay for a share at the beginning of the season and then get a box each week with anything that is ripe this week at the farm.

We loved it last year!!  Each week we were challenged with a few vegetables we would normally never purchase like beets or rutabagas and found unique ways to cook them.  Sometimes it was actually more produce than we could eat that week, so we would blanch it and freeze it to eat after the season ended.

If you are interested in doing something like, head to localharvest.org to find a farm in your area and to learn more about CSA Farms or produce co-ops.

I also spent this week doing a lot of research on products to stock a gluten free pantry with.  Thanks for the advice many of you gave me on facebook!   I haven’t made any purchases yet, just figuring it all out… but I did start making phone calls!  If you have new products you need to buy I would always recommend calling the manufacturer and letting them know..  It only takes a few minutes and you’ll have some coupons in the mail for you try out new brands.

How was your savings this week?  Leave a link to your savings post or leave a comment.



    • AWS

      Hi Jenny.  I’m in Summerville, SC and there is a Pinckney drop off right by my house.  I’m looking at the sizes.  Any suggestions for a family of 4?  You said you had extra so I was wondering if you would have rather saved money and switched to a smaller box or which size are you happy with?  Thanks for all the savings advice!!!

      • It depends on how old your kids are,  Mine are all little and veggies aren’t always there favorite so the large was to big for us and we are going down to the medium this year.

    • Regina64

      with the publix $1.00 of store coupons and the $1.00 manufacter coupon, I scored Cheerios Peanutbutter for $0.50 a box. Stocking up my friend’s daughter and her three kids. :o)

    • Caroline

      It must be CSA sign up week!  We just signed up for the first time and I’m excited to try it.  One thing I like is that it includes veggies, fruits (the only thing my kids will touch in it) and 1/2 dozen pasture-raised eggs.  A nice range of items!  I don’t think we’re very adventurous with our vegetables so I’m hoping this well help us branch out!  We also don’t have to pay it all up front, I can pay $100 now and the other $300 later.  It runs for 18 weeks so I think we’re getting a really good deal!  Happy healthy eating!

    • Cathekorn24

      Last year I grew my veggies on two small raised beds and we had lots tomatoes & peppers which I canned. But this year, with the new baby in the house I decided to try the Pinckney CSA, the medium share should be plenty for my family of 4. The drop off site is just 10 mins from my house.

    • Lhill2

      We are doing a 1/2 share in our CSA this year (every other week pick up instead of every week). I’m really looking forward to it! I wanted to do it last year, but I couldn’t find the info when it was time. Then I went to a green U event and found the farm that does it! We’ll see if its worth it this year and if it is we’ll do a full share next year. I’ll be cooking a lot of okra.. yikes!

    • Sharonbobo

      Never knew but there are several in my area… gonna call tomorrow and see about the 1/2 shares (they didnt list those) Wow…. fruits, veggies and the ones around here have beef, chicken and eggs!  Thanks for this wise tip!  This will make a big difference in our budget!!