Saving Money By Shopping at a Farmers’ Market

4 Jun

Shopping at a farmers’ market is a great way to support a local business.

It always annoys me how expensive fresh produce is in the grocery store. It’s crazy how the most fattening garbage is super cheap, but buying produce will bankrupt you. Trying to stick to a grocery budget can be like an invitation to be fat. Unacceptable!

Although shopping at a farmer’s market is by no means a new concept, it finally really clicked for my boyfriend and I last weekend, when we realized how much money we saved when we visited one. Not only did we save a ton of money by shopping at a farmers’ market, we also supported a local business in the process.

While Pittsburgh isn’t the most exciting, beautiful, or glamorous place to live, we do have a few winning points. One of those happens to be shopping at the farmers’ market in our Strip District area of downtown on the weekends. While I’ve always really enjoyed this little warm weather pastime, I never really realized how much money I could save if I did it on a weekly basis. It’s so fun to get to enjoy browsing cheap produce outside on a beautiful day (yes, I’m completely serious).

So much fresh produce for so little money!

So much fresh produce for so little money!

Check out everything I got at the farmer’s market for $19.51!:

  • Two red peppers
  • Four zucchinis
  • One avocado
  • One pint of blueberries
  • One container of strawberries
  • Two grapefruits
  • One lemon
  • Two kiwis
  • Four pounds of oranges
  • One bunch of fresh parsley

Moral of the Story: Head to your local farmers’ market this week. Buy lots of cheap, fresh produce. Pat yourself on the back for saving money and supporting a local business.


3 Responses to “Saving Money By Shopping at a Farmers’ Market”

  1. Lauren June 6, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    That would’ve cost at LEAST double the price at Giant Eagle!


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