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12 Secrets to Spending Less at the Grocery Store (Page 10)

Tip 9: Eat Local.

Farmers’ markets and grocery stores that carry local produce often have beautiful foods for top dollar. But there are some ways to eat locally and save money. Choose local fruits, vegetables and meats when they’re at their peak and likely at the best price. Visit pick-your-own farms for better prices, especially when you buy in bulk. Pick more than you’ll eat in the next few days and then freeze extras for later. Also, shop roadside farmstands, which sometimes have better prices. Try visiting your local farmers’ market just before closing, when everyone’s packing up—you may be able to bargain for some end-of-day specials.

Tip 10: Eat vegetarian a few nights a week. »

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