*HOT* $70 of Fresh Organic Produce for $19 + FREE Shipping!!

People are always asking us how to save money on meat and produce – well here’s one unexpectedly awesome way to do just that!!!

MooLaLa (another daily deal site) has a REALLY hot deal from Organic Acres – you’ll get $70 of seasonal vegetables and herbs for just $19!!  You’ll get a “Taste of the Farm Sampler Box” shipped directly to your house in a cooler container – ready to have fresh salads, herbs, and other veggies in time for grilling season!

The Taste of the Farm Box contains:

  • 20 servings of in–season herbs
  • 20 servings of in–season vegetables
  • Herbs are a combination of the following: basil (purple, lemon or sweet), catnip, cilantro, dill, epazota, fennel and/or parsley (curly or Italian flat).
  • Veggies are a combination of baby arugula, bok choy, cabbage (red or green), carrots (orange or red), cauliflower, celery, onions (sweet or red), radishes, red potatoes, sunburst squash, zucchini and/or My Organic Acres’ Savory Salad Mix

GO HERE to join MooLaLa and search for this deal (it may be in the sidebar) – the earlier you get in on it, the earlier you’ll be able to redeem it!

*New Series* | Starting Your Very Own Garden!

Today begins a fun new Thursday night series – written by our dear friend Elizabeth over at Green Urban Farmers. She has a passion for growing healthy food for her family – and she’ll be showing us step-by-step how to start our own gardens.  Come back each Thursday for more tips and new weekly gardening “assignments” from Elizabeth!

 

Kasey & Kelly, thanks so much for inviting us to join Time2Save!

Sandy & I are the Green Urban Farmers and we’re excited about this opportunity to share some of our knowledge with you to help you continue to SAVE money, create memories, and learn something in your own backyard!  Visit our website, greenurbanfarmers.com, to read more about us and follow our gardening blog!

Having a garden can be one of the most rewarding adventures.  There’s so much to do and learn about when you’ve got a garden, not to mention all the great stuff you eat without paying for it!

If you’ve got kids, your garden can become an outdoor science classroom, home economics classroom, and even a classroom that teaches your youngsters about life and responsibility at an even deeper level.

Since the gardening season is upon us for Summer planting, we’re going to spend the next couple of weeks talking about getting started with your garden and how to keep it going.  Now is the perfect time to get your gear together and dig in!

Today we’re just going to talk about getting started.

So, you want to start a garden…

You may not be interested in anything huge, because maybe it’s just you or you two, or maybe you just want to piddle in some dirt without a lot of work–it can be done!

Maybe you’ve got grand ideas (like my husband had) and you want to till a big space so you can can green beans or feed your family of 6, like ours–it can be done!

A few things to think about before you dig:

  1. Think about the size of your garden.  Remember that you want to enjoy this endeavor and not begrudge it once you get started.  We recommend for all you first-timers that you start off small.  You can always expand!  You have everything to gain from starting off small!  To give an example of what “small” means, consider something like a 4′ x 4′ area.
  2. Can you or do you want to dig in your yard? Or would you rather do an above ground bed?  Or maybe even some container gardens with cute pots here and there!  Green Urban Farmers can help you with your selection!  We’ve done a blog about container gardening to help you out!  Visit us to find out more: greenurbanfarmers.com

Here are a  couple of  containers we found ideal!:

Now the pot with all the holes in it is called a Strawberry Planter and it is used specifically for Strawberries.  We’ll talk about fruit in your garden later but it’s such a cool pot to work with!

  1. Where does your yard get at least 6 hours of full sun? This is a very important requirement for your garden spot.  All vegetables that grow require lots of sunshine to grow and produce!  (At least most of them do).
  2. What do you want to grow? Think about what vegetables your family eats on a regular basis and consider growing some of these vegetables that you know your family will eat and won’t waste.

Take some time to be thinking about these things.  Next week, we’ll give you some “how-to’s” about putting your garden together.

**GREAT IDEA**
Start a gardening notebook where you can keep these important facts we just listed.  Write down the answers to the 4 questions above so you’ll be ready to start digging!

**Green Urban Farmers locally sells raised beds in different sizes and shapes!**

Visit our website:

GreenUrbanFarmers

Whole Foods Highlights: 4/20 – 4/26

It seems a lot of these weeks deals are on going from the previous week.  Some items may have had recent new coupons added to make it an even better deal.  Please keep in mind that Whole Foods Market prices may vary from region to region.  Always check with your stores sales ad before shopping.  To see your specific sales ad for the week in your area, go here.  Thanks goes to Your Green Helper for the matchups!

  1. Most Whole Foods stores will allow stacking.  Check with your store for their coupon policy.
  2. Whole Foods Markets will have a one day sale on a certain item, starts on the first day of the sale ad (again this may be region based).
  3. Some Whole Food deals may last longer than a week.
  4. Bring your own shopping bag and receive .05-.10 extra off your tab or donate to a local charity.
  5. Receive 10% off on an item if you buy in case bulk.
  6. Be sure to pick up a Whole Foods Newsletter, they are packed with coupons!
  7. Check Whole Foods Coupons for any *New* printables.

Produce:

Yellow Organic Onions ~ .99lb
Organic Russet Potatoes ~ .99lb
Organic Hass Avacados ~ $2
Organic Lemons 2lb ~ $2.99lb
Organic Strawberries 1lb ~ $3.99lb
Organic Zuchinni Squash ~ $2.99lb

Meat:

Wellshire Farm Spiral Ham ~ $4.99lb
Niman Ranch Spiral Ham ~ $4.99lb
Applegate Organic Chicken Strips ~ $5.99
Bell & Evens Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts ~ $5.99lb
Cooked Shrimp 31-40 ct ~ $9.99lb
Havarti & Dill Wild Salmon Burgers ~ $7.99lb
Sustainable Wild Caught Alaskan Coho Salmon ~ $12.99lb

Ongoing Deals:

Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels $2.19
Use  $1 off ANY Seventh Generation product coupon (try zip 30809 – says redeem at Publix but is Man Q)
or $1/1 Seventh Generation coupon PRINT
Stack with $1/1 Whole Foods coupon PRINT
(makes it .19)

Garden of Eatin Chips $2
Use $1/1 Garden of Eatin Chips coupon PRINT
(makes it $1)

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Frugally Organic Friday: FREE Earthfare Spinach, Olivia’s Organics, Kashi!

Trying to fit organic items into your budget can be a VERY tight squeeze – stop by every Friday for a round up of some new coupons, deals, and freebies to help you make “healthy” happen!

Earthfare: FREE OrganicGirl Spinach w/ any $5 Earthfare Purchase (Expires Sunday, 4/16)

Food Lion: Use this $3 off $6 Produce coupon to make any organic purchase cheaper!

$1/1 Olivia’s Organics Salad PRINT
$1/1 Kashi product HERE *Can pair this with Target coupon for $1.50/3!
$1/1 Newman’s Own Pizza PRINT
$.50/1 Newman’s Own Item PRINT
$1 off Organic Beef PRINT
$.55/1 Horizon Organic Milk 1/2 Gallon PRINT *Doubles at Bi-Lo!

Also – check out our Whole Foods Matchups HERE!

Earthfare: FREE Rotisserie Chicken Salad!

Here’s a great new coupon for Earthfare shoppers – get 1 lb of Rotisserie Chicken Salad from the Earthfare deli for FREE – with any $10 in-store purchase!!  What a great freebie to make for a couple easy lunches – print your coupon HERE! (Expires Tuesday 4/12)

*You may be able to use this coupon at your Publix store – if they consider Earthfare a competitor and allow coupons like this.

Frugally Organic Friday: FREE Luna Bars, Newman’s Own, & more!

  • Get a couple of FREE Luna Bars at Kroger with this $.50/1 coupon! They are $1 at Kroger, and since most Krogers double coupons up to $.50 – this will be FREE!  (You can print this coupon twice by using your back arrow)
  • Cascadian Farm frozen veggies are just $.25 at Publix this week!  They’re on sale for $2.  Use the $.75/1 coupon HERE. Stack it with the $1/1 Publix coupon HERE.  Makes it just a quarter!
  • Get a FREE Newman’s Own Product when you Volunteer through VolunteerMatch!
    Also – head over here to print the following:
    - $.50/1 Newman’s Own Product (Makes cheap sauce/dressing if your store doubles!)
    - More Newman’s Own coupons HERE
  • Mambo Sprouts has loaded up TONS of great new coupons!  Great ones for Stonyfield, Kashi, Organic Valley & more!

Other Organic Deals We’ve Posted This Week:

Earthfare – FREE Chicken Breast this week HERE
Whole Foods Weekly Highlights HERE
Cheap Seventh Generation Products with new coupons HERE

Whole Foods Highlights: 4/6 – 4/12

Here are some good deals you can find at Whole Foods this week!

Please keep in mind that Whole Foods Market prices may vary from region to region and store to store.  Always check with your stores sales ad before shopping.  To see your specific sales ad for the week in your area, GO HERE . Thanks goes to Your Green Helper for matchups!

  1. Most Whole Foods stores will allow stacking.  Check with your store for their coupon policy.
  2. Whole Foods Markets will have a 1-day sale on a certain item, starts on the first day of the sale ad (again this may be region based).
  3. Some Whole Food deals may last longer than a week.
  4. Bring your own shopping bag and receive .05-.10 extra off your tab or donate to a local charity.
  5. Receive 10% off on an item if you buy in case bulk.
  6. Be sure to pick up a Whole Foods Newsletter, they are packed with coupons!
  7. Check Whole Foods Coupons for any *New* printables.
  8. Be sure to head over to Whole Foods Market’s Website to add your favorite store to see their special offers.

–Super Deals–

Whole Foods Market Organic Plain or Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese, 4oz $3.99
Whole Foods Market All Purpose Cleaner, 32 oz $3.99
365 Everyday Value Organic Cotton Balls, 100 count $2.99
365 Everday Value Organic Sundried Tomatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 8.5 oz $4.99
365 Everday Value Organic Cookies, 8 oz $3.99
365 Everday Value Organic Quick Bites, 5.5 oz $2.99
365 Everday Value Organic Creem Cheese or Neufchatel Cheese, 8 oz $2.49
Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter, 8 oz $2.99

CLICK HERE to see other Super Deals! These deals are good until April 30, 2011.

Produce:

Organic Navel Oranges $1.25 lb
Red Bell Peppers $1.25
Organic Pink Lady Apples $1.99 lb
White Mushrooms 2lbs $2.50
Organic Peeled Baby Carrots 2lb $2.50
Organic Raw Hulled Sunflower Seeds $1.99 lb
Strawberries 2 lb $4.99
Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds $3.99

Meat:

Bell & Evan Air Chilled Boneless Chicken Thighs $2.99 lb
Country Natural 95% Lean Ground Beef  $5.99 lb
Country Nautral Beef London Broil $4.99 lb
Wild Sockeye Salmon Filets $12.99 lb
Thai Green Curry Tuna Burgers $9.99 lb
Market Made Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage $3.99 lb
Market Made Shrimp Skewers $1.50

Grocery:

Earth Balance Soymilk $3.39
Use $1/1 Earth Balance Whole Foods coupon PRINT
(makes it $2.39)

Earth’s Best Frozen Popcorn Chicken $3.99
Use $1/1 Earth Best Popcorn Whole Foods coupon PRINT
(makes it $2.99)

Newmans Own Organic Pretzels $2.99
Use $1/1 Newmans Own coupon PRINT
(makes it $1.99)

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FREE Seventh Generation Dish Soap & Hot New Coupons!

 

UPDATE: The All*You website has run out of samples :(  However…..

If you like Seventh Generation products – you can also print a few great coupons for them:

As for ALL*YOU – we still love ‘em!  Let us count the ways….

All*You Magazine is pretty much the official magazine of frugal folks everywhere :)  The secret to it’s popularity is the TONS of coupons inside!  There are around $50 – $100 worth of coupons in each issue, and there’s even a coupon table of contents in the front so you can easily find them!

The articles, recipes, and family fun ideas are great – all of it is geared toward real women on a budget, no fancy-pants stuff here! This magazine really speaks our language – if you know what I mean :)  We’ve included  links below to articles that are very helpful and a new resource for printable coupons!

  • How Long Does Food Last? HERE
  • 30 Secret Household Cleaners you ALREADY own!  HERE!
  • 17 Ways to Speed Clean! HERE
  • Easy Bananna Cake:  Budget Recipe of the Day HERE
  • All You Exclusive Printable Coupons HERE

You can get a subscription to All*You for just $.83 an issue when you sign up HERE – that’s $1.66 savings on each issue!