Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Farmers, not markets

Blessings, Darlings!

We got paid by a client and two of our distributors yesterday (well, checks came from two of 'em and money was deposited electronically by the third).  Thus I had to go to town to deposit checks and buy some staples.  All well and good: shopped at one German-owned store, a Big Box store, gas from unknown country of origin, another Big Box store, finally hit a chain grocery store - damn, it was HARD finding canning lids!

But there was one more stop to be made.  A family run farm stand.  Where a half-bushel of peaches - seconds, and not organic - is $10.  Way less expensive than at a farmer's market.  Way WAY less expensive than from the store.  And, obviously, as local as they come. 

Tomorrow I shall be back at canning.

There were other fruits and veggies - LOVELY grapes! Lots of tomatoes - I bought two (yes, seconds).  I may get a half or full bushel of tomatoes for canning next week.  Alas, no corn, the drought plus deer have pretty much totaled the sweet corn.

I love food!

Frondly, Fern

1 comment:

  1. We luck out; our farmers market is really reasonable in prices just because of the competition. I can get all of our produce for a family of four--apples, peaches, berries, green beans, watermelon, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, peppers, fresh herbs, etc for the week for under $30.

    ...I'm a bit bummed out since the hurricane is going to ruin my market day, lol!