1. Buy Big
Negotiate a bulk purchase of fruits and veggies from a vendor, and he's likely to give you his very best price.
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2. Buy at the End of the DayThe farmers don't want to have to haul unsold produce home, so shop late; and net a don’t-want-to-pack-it-up bargain.
3. Be FlexibleGo with a shopping list; but be willing to alter it if you find other foods are a better deal.
4. Buy at the Peak of the Season
The first or last produce of the season always cost more. Learn when all of your favorite foods grow; and shop at the peak of the season, when a bounty ensures a great price.