Look for fresh produce sold dirt cheap at local markets in your area as a way to maintain the health of your body and pocketbook!
Fresh produce sold dirt cheap? Now THAT sounds like a great deal! As ‘Spoonies’, it is imperative for improved health that a large portion of our diet consists of fresh fruit and vegetables. However, with the weekly ‘gouging’ of our pocketbooks at the grocery store, who can afford it?As 'Spoonies', it is imperative...our diets include large amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables. Click To Tweet
It’s a well-known fact that ‘cheap’ food is ‘bad for you’ food. The items placed toward the middle of the store are generally; processed, low nutrition, inexpensive crap. The fresh items located on the perimeter of the store, i.e. dairy, fresh fruits & vegetables, are more expensive and come in smaller quantities. Anyone who has tried to improve their diets by eating organic fresh produce, has probably felt the financial sting a move like that brings.
I recently discovered a donation program in our area where excess produce is sold at rock bottom prices. They usually operate on Saturday mornings at various churches around us. Held in a ‘farmers market style’ setting, you can purchase in-stock fresh fruits & vegetables at 60lbs. for $10!
Many people will bring a ‘produce buddy’ and split the cost along with the vegetables. Here in Phoenix, it is run by an organization called ‘Produce On Wheels’. I realize you are more than likely out of the Phoenix area, but I included the link so you could get an idea of what I am talking about. Simply Google for a local program like this one in your area.
I love this idea on many levels; it is an affordable way to add much-needed fresh vegetables and fruits to your diet, it cuts on the rampant waste that runs throughout the food industry, and helps to ease the pressure on the domestic budget.
I hope there is a program like this in your area! Happy hunting ‘fresh produce sold dirt cheap’ everyone!
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