Community Gardens are popping-up all over the place. I recently learned about one in our area that already has a waiting list. It's a year-round garden that cost about $500 a year (less if you volunteer to help-out) which comes out to less than $45 a month. I, personally, shop for produce every week and spend more than $11.25 on produce.
The downfall is that many families cannot foot the bill all at once. However, start planning now and put a little money away when you can for next year...or get on a waiting list.
It may turn-out to save you a lot of money in the long run.
Plus, you get lots of healthy produce to eat all year.
Many of these Gardens have other functions as well, such as nutrition classes, gardening basics, recipes on how to use your produce, and more.
It's worth checking out.