Eat Fresh, Save Green

Spring is a beautiful time of year and a wonderful opportunity to save money by buying fruits and vegetables that are in season.  You not only help your wallet, but your waistline by adding these colorful fruits and veggies into your diet.

I was recently chatting with a local couponer who says she’s using fewer coupons these days because she and her family have made a conscious decision to shop local and fresh.  What an idea!  She trys her best to only support local farmer’s markets and grocers, and eat fruits and vegetables grown close to home.  The concept has taken off around the country recently as familes battle with the recession and think alot more about what goes into their bodies.

The take away…there are plenty of locations and opportunites for you to shop fresh and local.  Of course, pay close attention to your regular grocer for sales on veggies and fruit in season and take note of the “low price.”  I can’t wait until Georgia peaches get to .89 lb or less!  The sale sign this week at Marvin’s Market showed good prices on squash, onions and several others you could use for that Easter dinner.  There’s the Farmer’s Market, Fat Boy’s, Uchee Creek, and I just got a post card in the mail recently about the opening of Market Days at the Landings.  It kicks off Saturday, April 23rd.  Here’s a calendar of events.

So, for the next few weeks, I’m going to be on the lookout for good deals on fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables at our local markets.

Let me know what you find!



About Save a Dime on 9

Save a Dime with 9 is part of WTVM's continuing effort to reach out to the community. Our ConsumerWatch team is constantly digging for deals and information that can help you and your family stretch your dollar. There are lots of other good savings blogs and websites out there, but Save a Dime saves you time and money because we're a one stop shop. Where else can you get free tax advice, tips on couponing and even the scoop on the latest tech gadgets all in one place? The're here! So let's start our savings journey together. If you have a blog idea for us, send an email to Please include a phone number so that we can reach you, if necessary.
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