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Shopping on a Budget at Farmers Markets

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Farmers markets are popping up everywhere, and for good reason! It's fun to buy local produce in a festive market on a bright sunny day.

2 adults looking at produce

Talk with farmers and fellow shoppers for more tips.

But what if you're on a budget? Here are some money saving tips to take along with you to the market.

  • Avoid going to the market on an empty stomach. You're less likely to buy more than you bargained for!
  • Bring along a 'flexible' shopping list that gives you an idea of what you need and leaves room for what's available. "Fruit for five meals" leaves it open to whatever fruit is a bargain this week.

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