This morning my sweet neighbor, Val, went with me to get a basket of goodies. Each of us went with just $20 and we came back with bags of food & money left over! Check out what I got for just $17!
- 10 Plums $2
- 2 Avocados $1
- 4 Beef Stake Tomatoes $2
- 12 Pickling Cucumber (this variety is tender and yummy for slicing with red onions & red wine vinegar) $1.50
- 4 Red Peppers $2
- 2 Yellow Peppers $1
- 3lb bag of Cooking Onions $1
- 1lb bag of Carrots $.75
- 1lb of Asparagus $1
- 1 large Red Onion $.75
- 2 Spaghetti Squash $2
- 5 small Bok Choy $1
- 1 Celery $1
- Don't buy the first thing you see. Take your time and check prices because competing vendors may have better prices or better quality. If you have never been to the market, take a walk around first, making note of prices as you go.
- Ask the vendors what is in season right now. Those items will be at the lowest prices. Other items may be available, but remember, if it is not in season, you may pay more and there may be a loss of quality because it is not the time of year for premium production (for instance, oranges will not be as flavorful in the summer as they are in the winter)
- Bring a cart, wagon, stroller, etc. because you are sure to fill it up! Don't forget your reuseable bags too!
Going to the market reminds me of the woman in Proverbs 31:14 "She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar." Taking care of my family is the highest calling!
So many good reasons to shop at your local farmers market: Save $$$, Buy Local, Fresh Food recently harvested.ReplyDelete