I went to the Farmers' Market this morning, as usual. I came home with a heavy bag! Here's what I bought this morning:
large bag of red potatoes
6 sweet potatoes
a bundle of radishes
7 ears of fresh corn
large bag of green beans
3 sweet onions
apples, an assortment of romas and granny smiths - about 10 apples
Remembering that all these products are organic and farm-fresh, how much would you pay at WalMart for that much produce? At your grocery store?
Well, this morning I paid less than $16. That seems like a great deal to me :) And the corn was rather pricey because it was the last of it. But so many of the other items are much less expensive than they are the grocery store, because all those middle men (who need paychecks) are cut out of the cost.
Some folks assume that eating healthier is more expensive. It's not. It's just a tad bit more trouble: you have to go where the food is. But these days, local produce is readily available. We just live lives that are SO BUSY, that there's not even time for 1 hour at the farmers' market downtown. Slow down! Enjoy looking through the fresh stuff! Talk to the growers! I guarantee you that you'll like it more than standing in line at WalMart. And you'll spend less money.