December 4, 2010

Knoxville and Maryville Coupon Bloggers: Christmas Feast Local and Organic Style

Fresh Food in Winter

(photo from Mother Earth News who recently had a great article on this same subject)

As I’ve mentioned, I recently had the pleasure of meeting for lunch with some of the local coupon bloggers in our area.   At that meeting, we decided to ban together to bring you some of the best ways to save your family money this holiday season.  Stay tuned now through December to hear some of the best tips and ways to save from Adventures in MomvilleBlue Frog Creations, Coupon Katie, Coupon Mommie, Coupons Are Money, Frugalissa Finds, Frugally Farming Family, Knoxmoms.comKnoxville MamabelleKnoxville on a Dime, Sharing Savings with You, and me/Couponing in Critical Times. 

Here is a listing of the titles covered thus far:

Today’s post is from Hannah of Frugally Farming Family.  She writes Christmas Feast Local and Organic Style, and she is the perfect person for composing these tips.  Not only does she focus much of her blog on eating healthy, locally grown, organic foods, but she and her family own a farm.  They live what she writes about each day.

My favorite tip from her post is below:

Barter with Family members or neighbors

If you know a family member or neighbor has something you would like to have for your Christmas meal, ask if you have some to prepare your dish and trade with something you have which they may not have. You can also have your family member make the dish for which they have ingredients. For example, my mother-in-law grew sweet potatoes, and I did not. I can trade something of mine such as blue corn for meal or she can make a dish with sweet potatoes.

What a great idea!  Not only do both of you benefit from having a food that you would have otherwise bought, doubling your recipe means that you will receive 2 dishes for almost the same work as one! 

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