Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Veg Out

Brookside Farmers' Market

I've used a bunch of real estate in this paper talking about how we can all save money on that line item in our budgets that continues to rank in the top three most expensive aspects of staying alive: our food.

With finance whizzes telling us to spend anywhere from 5-20 percent of our take-home income on munchies, second only to the price of the roofs over our heads and the transportation we use to get to the place where we work to earn the money for everything else we have to buy. All the tips I've given in this column about grocery shopping bear repeating: Learn to use coupons strategically. Plan meals around the sales printed in weekly grocery circulars. Never shop when you're hungry. And so on and so forth.

After going on for the months since this column began about such money-saving tactics, I predict that what I'm about to recommend will, then, cause more than one of you to balk.

To get some of the best deals in town on produce, head to the closest farmers' market.

Read the rest of this story in Consumer Watchdog in this week's edition of Urban Tulsa Weekly.

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