31 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget: Tip #28

May 28, 2009


TIP #28 – VISIT “PICK-YOUR-OWN” LOCATIONS

Last year, Nathan and I went blueberry picking. We had so much fun! I told him that we’d make this an annual event! I went back a second time and spent most of one morning picking enough for our pancakes/waffles over the winter.

We also go apple picking in September/October, as well. We’ll have plenty of apples for snacks, pies, applesauce, etc. They also have activities there for the kids and we make a big family outing out of it, meeting up with my sisters and their kids, too!

And last year, we just started a new one of picking out pumpkins for Halloween at farms, rather than at a store. What I love about this is that you are helping to directly support a farmer rather than giving some of the profit to the stores.

Not sure where there’s a location by you? You can try this site HERE and see if they have one on their list.

Not only are pick-your-own locations fun family time but you also can save money on your grocery budget, as well!

Tune in tomorrow at 9AM for Tip #29.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah June 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

This is a great tip for saving money on produce. I went with my mom and nephews to Harrah Orchard to pick peaches and nectarines. We spent $30 and got about 100 peaches and a couple nectarines. We were able to split them all up between several families and the kids had so much fun. Fair warning there are bugs and we think the trees were making us itchy. Therefore, I suggest wearing bug spray and bringing some anti-itch cream just in case. Also, watch out for the fire ant piles as they want the peaches just as much as we do. Don’t worry they won’t bother you as long as you don’t run through their home or something like that. Also, we way overfilled our box and some of the peaches were squished a little. I would suggest either getting fewer then we did or bringing some extra boxes so that when you get in the car you can split them up and the whole way home they won’t be getting more squished. We had so much fun we our going to go vegetable picking this Saturday.

2 coupongeek June 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I’ve never been peach-picking. I’m going to add it to my list of things to do someday. Thanks for the tip, Sarah! :)

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