monrovianvogue wrote:I find that farmers' markets are a good value for me, but some people find them too expensive. Since I eat alone or share my meals with just DBF, farmers' markets are a better value for me. If I buy produce and meat at the grocery store, some of it goes bad before I can use it, since it has already been in refrigeration from several days to weeks before I buy it (standard food shipping and shelf times). If I buy those things at a farmers market, there is never any waste because its so fresh (often the veggies were alive just that morning and the animals just that week) it keeps until I finish it all.
I love markets!
rhales199 wrote:monrovianvogue wrote:rhales199 wrote:
And, when I go to check out, I do think that someone might be thinking something about what I'm getting, but it's a little different than what everyone else here has said. My husband and I are very poor, and get Food Stamps. I always think that the cashier is thinking that 'well, at least there's one person on food stamps that eats healthy', or 'at least she's not wasting her food stamps on junk food' [like i'm sure a lot of other people do- believe you me,I've seen some of the stuff some people on FS buy].
I can't quote you any references, but I remember in an environmental studies class I took hearing about a plan some communities had to partner with local famers and make food stamps worth double their normal value if spent for fresh produce from a farmers' market. Wouldn't that be awesome?
ooohhh, that would be wonderful!!!!
I've never actually been to a farmers' market. i always thought they would be two far out of the way, or I never know when they're open and stuff, but I now know of two that are basically on my way to the grocery store (depends on which way I go), and I know for sure one takes FS and I think the other one does, too. I can't wait to go to them and see what they're like (they sound pretty cool).
ristian77 wrote:I'll join in on the venting here...why DOES it cost so much to eat healthily??? DH and I went grocery shopping together recently, he got what he eats and I get what I eat. He spent $50 and got enough Ramen Noodles, mac n cheese, frosted flakes, hot dogs, and pretzels to last over a month. I on the other hand, spend $72 dollars for all of my fruit, veggies, yogurt, oatmeal/Uncle Sam cereal, nuts, string and lowfat cheese, and chicken breasts to last for only a couple of weeks. NOT FAIR!
ok i'm done now..
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