Fruit and Veggie 101
Money Saving Tips
1- Create a weekly meal plan that uses the same fruits and vegetables, but prepared in different ways.
2- Buy fruits and vegetables in season and at farmers' markets or at your local grocery store.
3- Minimize waste, buying only the amounts you will eat.
4- Be creative! Enjoy your fruits and vegetables in different ways. Try baking apples or poaching pears with some cinnamon. Homemade soup is a healthy and tasty way to use vegetables. Smoothies and salsas are also a great use of produce.
5- Cut your fruits and vegetables at home. Pre-cut produce costs more than whole fruits and vegetables.
6- Pick your own at local farms. Late summer and early fall is a great time to pick your own. This is a fun and inexpensive way to buy in bulk.
7- To make fresh fruits and vegetables last longer, wash and dry after purchasing, then store them in the refrigerator or freezer.
Arlington Farmers Market
Location: Raymond & Collegeview Aves. Poughkeepsie.
Hours: June-Oct., Thurs., 3-7pm
City of Poughkeepsie Farmers Market
Location: 253 Main St., Poughkeepsie.
Hours:June-Oct., Fri., 10am-3pm
Hyde Park Farmers Market
Location: Hyde Park Town Center, Route 9, Hyde Park
Hours: June-Oct., Sat., 9am-2pm
Millbrook Farmers Market
Location: Front St. and Franklin Ave., Millbrook
Hours: May-Oct., Sat., 9am-1pm
Rhinebeck Farmers Market
Location: 23 E. Market St., Rhinebeck.
Hours: May-Nov., Sun., 10am-2pm
Brittany Hollow Farm
Red Hook, NY
Red Hook, NY 12571
Daisi Hill Farm
Wigsten's Farm Market
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569