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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.