This isn't a new suggestion by any means, but my frugal tip for the day is to use your phone for price comparison for pick-your-own farms & produce stands.
Pick-your-own season has finally begun in Maryland and so begins my annual list of phone calls.
There are several produce stands and pick-your-own farms in my area and I want to ensure that I get the best price possible. So, I have learned to call ahead to each of the area farms to find out their current prices on various crops. I have learned which pick-your-own farm has the best price for strawberries, a different farm has the best price for blueberries and a third produce stand has the best price for peaches and apples later in the season.
So, a few days before I go out picking I make phone calls and ask.
You can find pick-your-own farms in your area here. If you live in Maryland there's a wonderful list of farms & what they produce here. I found even more farms & produce stands by doing a Swagbucks search of my County and "agriculture." (I'm still combing the list for one that sells wheat - any suggestions?)
Last year, calling ahead saved me over $20.00 just on peaches.
Use the power of your phone to save a little money!
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