This year, my wife and I are planning to take advantage of the town's community garden system. Each year, the town plows up and divides a large parcel of town land into individual plots. The land in question is outstanding bottomland next to the river. They even turn over the land for everyone. Pesticides and herbicides are verboten.
If accepted into the program (first come, first serve), we will pay $15 for a 25x25 plot where we can grow veggies to our heart's content. While it probably will not save us much money, we hope to have some fun and end up with tasty veggies.