Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Buying at Farmer's Markets Saves Money

Buying from Farmers Markets
Buying From Farmer's Markets Saves
Buying your produce from local farmers markets is a great way to save money while buying organic produce and it promotes green living.  Not only does buying local reduce the amount of transportation and packaging it also supports the local farmers which is a key to sustainable living.  Buying local organic produce sends a message to the government and local economists by upping the demand for local organic produce in your area.  There are several ways to buy local organic produce.

***Farmers Markets are one.  Find a farmers market in your area and patronize it regularly.

***Pick Your Own.  There are also Pick your own farms throughout the country.  Find a Pick your own farm in your area.

***Buy from a local coop.  Food coops are a great way to buy local and they often come right to your doorstep.

***Grow your own.  Growing your own produce is another way to save on organic produce and who knows you may even start your own farmers market.  If you are in the part of the country that is undergoing the changes of fall you may want to consider indoor gardening.

How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I did not consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I am normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. I did succeed in changing our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming where we are about to take an even bigger step and move out on a dirt road in the country where we can expand our hobby bees and more! You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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"...for your Father knows what you need before you ask." Matthew 6:8

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