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Where to start? New house, new land. Not a previous garden plot

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Location: Zanesville, Ohio
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Hi all. Beth here.  Brand new to your fabulous forum and starting my first Spring season on the new land that will eventually evolve into my homestead.  I have 2.5 acres that sat for 5 years nearly untouched (front and side yards were cut for the sake of complaining neighbors but the other 2 acres is overgrown and wild.  Likewise. It is a meandering downhill slope with a flattened area here and there.  I am in zone 6 in Ohio. Cooler Spring crops need planted now.
With that said ( while not a true beginner gardener), I am finding myself overwhelmed with where to start to get my garden prepped for planting.  I have not a single bed started anywhere due to the work needed to get my house livable (success there!  Yay!)
My challenge is this: limited financial resources (seriously isn't that always the case?  My front yard is the flattest place to begin ( certainly not against a no "yard" garden plan) and gets multi directional sun all day.  Any suggestions to get a quick and free garden soil plot started?  I have seeds galore... Just need to be able to plant them this year in such a way that I will have decent success so I can concentrate on dedicated future beds using compost and all the fun methods that bring higher yields.  
This season is mostly about getting seeds/plants in the ground with the least cost/work so I can focus on all the other projects that MUST be done before the summer ends.  
Should I just grab my pitchfork and start turning or is there a better way?
Thanks y'all.  Appreciate ya!
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