The 10 tips that Slate rounded up from the readers are quite good; here's a peek! Some of the tips are pretty familiar (make a shopping list; plan out your meals ahead of time). Others are gentle corrections: Set a budget for the farmers market; don't get carried away by the ramps, leeks, and rhubarb.
Others, however, were pretty brilliant. Our favorite was a suggestion to hit the supermarket salad bar when you need small amounts of vegetables. Instead of buying an entire bag of carrots to make that mirepoix for your stew tonight, buy a precise 8 ounces of chopped carrots at the salad bar. Saves time on chopping, too!
• Read more: 10 Tips To Reduce Your Food Waste at Slate Magazine
What are your tried-and-true methods for getting the most out of the food you buy?
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