Spring’s bounty is about to hit the shelves, and with my money saving moves, you can stock up on fresh fruits and veggies without emptying your wallet. The farmer’s market photo below is courtesy of photographer Natalie Maynot. 1). If shopping at the supermarket, know that grocers spray water to freshen produce, but the problem for the shopper is that we pay for the extra water. Shake, shake, shake off that water before placing produce in your bag. 2). Serve up some savings at the salad bar. Some items may actually be cheaper there, and particularly if we only need a small amount. 3). Because a farmer’s market eliminates the middle man, this boosts savings for fruit and vegetables. At a fresh produce market, change is in short supply which prompts some retailers to give you a discount if you pay with correct change. 4) Your wallet’s best friend is the scale. If something like a cabbage is a set amount, weigh some big ones and choose the biggest. Peppers vary with the amount of seeds they contain. Seeds are heavy. Pick a pepper that is large and light in weight.