DealDash Frugal – Fruit and Veggie Edition
Fruits and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy diet. However, they can be pricey. DealDash has some tips to help you save.
Are you trying to find how to trim the fat from your budget? If so, it’s time to take a close peek at your grocery spending. The likelihood is that you’re spending a bit more than you actually need to. Of course, there are dozens of different tricks to save lots of money on groceries. However, today, we’re singling out the fruits and veggies. So here’s to getting your daily servings of fruit and veggies without blowing the bank, from DealDash.
Join a CSA
To begin with, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you join a CSA, you will receive shares of what’s harvested from a specific local farm. However, it does require a bit of money upfront. In general, you will pay for the entire season up-front. Then you can pick up your share on a weekly or biweekly basis. Some CSAs will even deliver to your door! However, these CSAs typically have a higher cost. Additionally, when you join a CSA you don’t usually get to choose your own produce. So if you are the type of person who likes to examine each fruit and veggie at the store, this option might not be for you. If you would like to find a CSA near you simply check the USDA’s website.
Shop at the Flea Market
Next, when you think of the flea market, you probably picture a pile of outdated electronics and second-hand clothing. However, you might be surprised to know that many flea markets have fruit and vegetable vendors! These vendors typically have some of the most popular produce items, such as strawberries and apples. So if you’re looking for more exotic food, then this option might not work for you. But if you’re looking for fresh, cheap, and in-season produce, then you should check out your local flea market!
Grow It Yourself – With Help from DealDash
Finally, the cheapest way to get fruits and veggies is to grow it yourself! I know that not everyone has a green thumb. However, there are some produce items such as tomatoes and strawberries that are pretty much foolproof. You can start your plants from seeds or buy “baby” plants at the garden or home improvement store.
Of course, you will need some supplies to grow your little garden. You will find gardening sets, weed whackers, and more on DealDash. The great thing about these types of gardening items is that they last through multiple seasons. So if you want to get some great items for your garden, you should browse the Home, Garden, and Tools category on DealDash. Just click here.
Thanks for Reading
These are just a few of the ways you can be frugal. Thanks for taking the time to read these strategies for saving money on produce. When you use these tips you will save lots of money and be able to eat healthy at the same time!
This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.