Know how to store properly. A large freezer is not required. Some produce can be stored without refrigeration, including apples, onions, potatoes, and other root vegetables.
- Buy loss leaders in bulk at the grocery store. Prep and store them.
- Buy fruit in season at local farms. Pick-your-own can be the cheapest option. Make sure to wash and store properly.
- Join a CSA or exchange time at a farm for pick-your-own priviledges.