Comment: tricks for saving on food.

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tricks for saving on food.

Growing kale has been a gift for me. For my small family of 3, I can grow 12 plants (usually buy them started and get them planted by Memorial Day), and I have kale all summer. I get at least 1 harvest per week, and it stays firm even if I refridgerate it. Just pick the outer leaves and let it keep growing. It will still be producing in the fall.

I also like to pickle things. Zucchini and green beans make great refridgerator pickles and keep for months.

Then of course there is fishing for panfish in the local rivers and lakes (in Vermont). If you want to clean fish, there is an endless amount of perch, bluegill, and punkinseed. Get a small worm farm going and your bait is free.