How to Save on Produce
The first rule of thumb is to buy fruits and vegetables when they are in season. Chose fruits that are on sale and in season.
Try to find a local farm to pick things like cherries, raspberries, apples and more. You will likely pay much less if you spend the afternoon picking your own. Find a local farmers market.
When you stock up consider flash freezing and freeze it for later. Some items that freeze well are blueberries, strawberries, grapes and bell peppers.
Make sure to weigh produce– you can save 10% on produce by going to the scales. Some produce manufactures do send email with attached coupon so if you know your favorite produce manufacture just sign up for their email and you should receive coupons from them weekly.
Keep an eye out for mark downs for ripe and over-ripe produce these are great for baking and freezing.
Use Catalinas you’ve received on past purchases to buy things that you don’t normally have coupons for, like meat and produce.
Frozen or canned fruits & veggies can also be alternatives to fresh. These are picked at their peak ripeness, retain most of the vitamins & minerals, and can be really convenient and coupons are more easily found for these items. For more tips and savings visit www.where2save.com
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