But did we mention that buying direct from local farms can also be cheap?
We paid a visit to a farmstand out in the Ohio countryside last Saturday. It's a farmstand in the small town where I grew up, and I have often picked apples in the farm's public orchards. It's always a bit of nostalgia, visiting the apple farm, and we stopped in last Saturday for a snack of apples and a look-see around their big roadside tent.bigger, showier pumpkins were more expensive, but still not much by city standards.
And all of this was grown right there on the farm! No peeking at labels, trying to figure out how far this particular pear has been flown.Emma's post on buying vegetables in bulk, so we plan on a return visit next weekend to stock up on a bushel of apples, a few dozen squash, and other vegetables.
So if you're looking to cut some costs (maybe trying to eat on $25/week?) and stock up this fall, go out to the country. Not only will you feel refreshed and a little more connected with the place your food comes from, but we have a hunch you'll spend a little less too.
• If you're anywhere in the Central Ohio area, the farm where we were is called Lynd's. Check it out here.
• Not in Ohio? Find a farm near you at Local Harvest.
Related: On Visiting Farms