How to get AFFORDABLE fresh produce


#TBT to when my fiance and I purchased all of this beautiful produce for under $33 this past Sunday!!! Had we gotten this from a traditional grocery store, the price would have been at least double. We are fortunate enough to live in a small town agricultural community and live relatively close to a local produce stand. 
If you are ever looking to stock up on AFFORDABLE FRESH produce, you can:



1. Google or ask around to find our where the nearest produce stands may be. 

2. Purchase produce WHOLESALE! There are wholesale stores which specialize in bulk produce for restaurants. Many, are open to the public. 

3. Take advantage of your towns local farmers markets. Often times its locally sourced. You’ll be surprised how affordable the goods may be!

4. Eat seasonally: there are plenty of online regional resources which can let you know what fruits & veggies are in season year-round

5. Purchase frozen! Frozen produce is picked fresh and at its peak. 

6. Grow your own, or join a community garden!

7. Learn how to forage! There are many regional resources which can teach you how to forage and what to look for when doing so. It can also equip you with some rad survival skills https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v9/f57/1/16/1f609.png😉
 

8. Go freegan and dumpster dive- although I will offer this advice with LOTS of caution! It’s a great solution to preventing food waste. However, doing so is not for the faint of heart, and I highly recommend you do research on this. Because you could get sick if you don’t know what you’re doing. 

Do you have any other tips on how to obtain affordable produce?? Comment below! 

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