Many people think that shopping at the local farmer’s market is more expensive than buying food in the grocery store. Actually the opposite is true, especially if you are willing to buy in bulk and can, dry, or freeze the foods you purchase. Find a local farmer’s market and talk to the farmers. Ask if they have special prices for buying seasonal vegetables in bulk. Getting local, organic, seasonal food is healthier, it helps you develop a closer connection to the foods you are consuming, and it’s often less expensive. You can freeze what you don’t eat, share it with another family, or learn how to preserve the food at home.