May 2012

Buying fresh fruits

Try this method for buying fresh fruits.

With summer coming, it is time to begin thinking about all of the recipes you will want to make with fresh fruits. I love summer because of this. With each fruit that is in season, I have many recipes that I love to make.

The first fruit that usually appears in the summer is strawberries. I just purchased my first quart of strawberries and made a wonderful strawberry shortcake recipe. If you enjoy fresh fruits like this, be cautious what you buy in the grocery stores. The fruits that most grocery stores sell are usually several days old. Not only is this fruit old, you will almost always pay more money. Instead of buying it at a grocery store, look for farmer’s markets or small stands around your town.

Go to a farmer's market

Buy fresh fruits and veggies from a market like this for top quality goods.

Summer is right around the corner and this often means that you can visit local farmer’s markets. If you have never been to a farmer’s market, you may want to give it a try. These are great places to find fresh fruits and vegetables as well as homemade items too.

One of my favorite things to do is to visit farmer’s markets. Now keep in mind the prices are not always cheap, but the quality is great. I am very excited this year because the small town I live in is now hosting a weekly farmer’s market every Wednesday. This is a great thing for me because I love these things.

Check out discount stores

Plan your purchases as a way to make money.

One thing I have learned is that you should never buy certain things at the grocery store. I live in a relatively small town and we have one grocery store. It is locally owned, so therefore it is not associated with a franchise. I have learned that when I buy certain things there, I spend too much money.