Using community supported agriculture and food co-ops to trim your produce budget

Food & Groceries: CSAs and Food Co-Ops

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CSA vs. Grocery Store and Co-Ops

contributed by Anne P.

One family compares the cost, variety and quality of produce from a CSA, the grocery store produce section and a food co-op. See which they found to be the cheapest and the tastiest!

Understanding Community Supported Agriculture

Stephanie Gallagher

If you are looking at joining a CSA, or wonder what one is, here are the ins and outs of how a CSA works and how joining one could save you money while eating healthier.

Community Supported Farms Gaining Ground


During tough times, wouldn't it be great to own a family farm? If you join a CSA, in a way, you can. If you have written off affordable farm-fresh fruits and veggies for your family, see how you can now get them sometimes cheaper than the grocery store.

How a CSA Saves You Money

Alana Johnson

If you want to save money and go green at the same time, you might want to consider community supported agriculture. Here are great 10 reasons to join a CSA today!

Can a Single Person Save Using a Co-Op?

Kate Copsey

If you are single and looking to eat healthier, but cut your grocery bill, read what other singles do to keep the food budget as low as possible both with CSAs and at the grocery store.

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Food Co-Ops & Buying Clubs Savings

Tim & Vickilynn Haycraft

Both CSAs and Buying Clubs help members pool their money so they can buy food in bulk at lower wholesale prices. Here are several things you should consider before joining or starting your own food co-op or buying club.

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