Produce-co ops, deals, steals...do you know any?
In Arizona, my favorite was one called Market on the Move. They had several per week set up, usually at local church parking lots, library parking lots, YMCA, etc... You would go, pay $10, and get 60 pounds of various produce. Basically, much would be grocery store rejects, fruit not symmetrical, etc... But still fine to eat. They would be in your area once or twice a month. They didn't have pick ups in the summer (it's just really miserably hot), but they did have warehouses you could go and learn how to can food during the summer off season.
Another one was called bountiful baskets. This one you had to order in advance, $30 for a laundry basket full of various produce...this one I did less often, but they also had add on stuff, like homemade bread and tortillas, local honey, etc.
Does anyone know of something like that here?