We all know to buy in-season, but what else can you do to save on produce? Here are a few tips to help you save!
Weigh bagged produce
Start by comparing the price and quality of individually priced produce (carrots, apples, potatoes, onions, etc) to the pre-bagged produce. If the bagged version costs less per pound (and it often does), then stretch your dollar further by weighing a few bags.
Ever wonder how every bag of apples weighs exactly 5 lbs? Well actually, it doesn’t! The truth is, producers must fill the bag to at least 5 lbs, so it pays to weigh your bag to make sure you’re getting the most for your money! You may get lucky and get 6 lbs for the price of 5.
Best time to find fresh produce is late morning
Fresh produce arrives at most stores every morning, but produce isn’t generally stocked in the wee nighttime hours, because store managers know that customers like to see the produce being stocked. When asking a produce manager the best time of day to find the freshest produce, you’ll probably be told that produce is stocked “all day!” It’s a major benefit to have shoppers believe that you always have the freshest produce, so expect to see the produce being unloaded around the 10 o’clock hour.
Follow produce companies on Facebook
Produce coupons are more common than you think. Follow our favorite produce companies on Facebook and be the first to know when a new coupon is released!
- Driscoll’s Berries
- Del Monte (Pineapple)
- Dole Bagged Salads
- Organic Girl
- Earthbound Farm
- Wholly Guacamole
- Fresh Express
- Birds Eye
Come back tomorrow to learn how to save at the bakery.