(StatePoint) With food costs on the rise, people everywhere are looking for ways to reduce grocery bills. Here are tips to help your family save:
• Re-evaluate the way you eat: Growing your own food can help you become more self-sufficient. On a quarter acre of land, an average family can produce 85 percent of the food they need and save money in the process. Check out “Maximizing Your Mini Farm: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre,” by Brett L. Markham to take your garden to the next level. Visit www.markhamfarm.com for more information.
• Use coupons: Don’t just trash your supermarket circular. There are tons of savings to be had.
• Go vegetarian: Meat prices are trending upward, but vegetables can be grown at home.