How to Save Money Buying Fresh Produce – Part 2
You know you’re supposed to strive for five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, but healthy choices aren’t always cheap. If you cut corners to save money, you’ll end up with less nutritious foods. I am very fortunate to live near the Lehigh Valley and have access to Produce Junction. They are located in PA, Delaware, and NJ.
If you have never been there, you need to give it a try. It is a bounty of fruits and veggies at low prices. There are three lines for check out, one for fruit only, one for plants and flowers and one for veggies. They used to only take cash, but they are now accepting cards.
Check out below what I picked up today for under $20. Yes, under $20 and I am good to feed a family of 7 for 1-2 weeks plus I froze some.
Not sure if you have one near you? Check out their site for other locations
One more quick tip is to buy in season. Have you ever noticed that your favorite fruits and vegetables are considerably more expensive during different seasons? That’s because not all produce grows year-round. Getting fresh fruits and vegetables in their off-seasons requires expensive travel and shipping, and the stores pass the cost on to you as a customer. If you’re looking to save, stick to what’s in season, like apples and pears in the fall and strawberries and grapefruits in the spring.
Here is a quick excerpt from their site:
“In 1977 Produce Junction was founded by, and still owned and operated by a local Philadelphia family. It has since been serving the Delaware Valley, striving every day to bring our customers the best quality produce and fresh flowers available. We provide a wide variety of products that serve customers of every ethnicity.
Be sure to stop by your local store to see the freshest produce at great prices. If you are looking for wholesale, Produce Junction offers great pricing on case lots and half case lots.
We always say “the only thing that beats our quality is our prices”.”