(Closed) Farmers Markets & gardening- preservation/$ saving tips

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I can’t grow anything here because there is too much wildlife and they will eat everything. I do like farmer’s markets but they are still very expensive (at least around here- costco is cheaper). I know a few people who belong to CSAs and that seems to work out well.

My best tip would be to freeze items like strawberries on a cookie tray, not touching each other. Once frozen, put in a ziploc bag. That way you don’t have a huge frozen lump but can easily extract a few frozen berries at a time. This works well for pre-frozen cookie dough too!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

We go to a farmer’s market every Saturday.  You are absolutely right, eating local is so much easier on your food budget.  My friends are always suprised that I can feed my family of four, on organic local and grass-fed meat, for four hundred dollars a month.  When you don’t dine out due to dietary restrictions and and you don’t cook everything, you end up saving a ton.

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