When it comes to purchasing groceries — like meats and fresh produce — it’s essential to shop smart. Without planning what you need, you can end up buying too much food, which will likely spoil and go to waste. This quick guide provides helpful advice to ensure you never waste money on groceries.
3 Tips to Save Money at Your Local Market
1. Plan Your Meals
While it can be time-consuming, planning your meals for the week before you step foot in the grocery store is the best way to ensure you purchase only what you need. Without a concise grocery list, you can get distracted, resulting in overbuying or forgetting essential items. Avoid overspending or making multiple trips to the store by listing all the necessary ingredients for your week’s meals.
2. Prepare Your Meals
Once you have your groceries, prepping all of your meals at one time will ensure you’re not scrambling to make a dish during the week. Especially for working families with children and busy social lives, it’s easy to run out of time. Instead of spending money on takeout, your healthy meals — made with fresh produce and other quality ingredients — will already be prepared and waiting for you in the fridge.
3. Look at Your Calendar
Before you make your weekly marketplace purchases, check your schedule. Take into account any dinners, parties, networking events, or other activities where food will be provided to you. In this case, you’ll need to prepare less food for the week and can reduce the amount of fresh produce and other groceries you purchase.
Looking for a local marketplace to visit for all your grocery needs each week? Located on the corner of Cypress Avenue and Jefferson Avenue, Billy’s Marketplace is Ridgewood, NY’s “homegrown grocer.” This supermarket is your new one-stop shop — with everything from a butcher and top-notch deli to a hot food buffet, coffee shop, and juice bar. For more information about their wide selection of fresh produce, craft beers, and other offerings, give their friendly team a call today at (718) 456-1007 or visit their Facebook page.