Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Farmer's Market

There's a local Flea Market that has become mostly a farmer's market. My mom goes every Wed and some Saturdays. It has become a big way to save money on produce for my family! On weeks when everyone is healthy, I go with Mom. It's our standing date. On weeks like this one, I send one of my older kids and they go out to lunch afterwards.

Today Jon went and returned with this...
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1 box of Navel oranges (84) $10.00
1 flat of strawberries $15.00
1 watermelon $4.00
4 broccoli
1 bag of carrots $1.00
3 gallon bags of greenbeans
8 yellow squash
5 greenpeppers
1 red pepper
4 bunches bananas

Total $44.00

The oranges last us two weeks and everything else is for a week. The strawberries we'll freeze if they start to get soft before we finish them.

Blessings,


7 comments:

Berry Patch said...

May I just say... "WOW!" ;-)

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

YUM....I'm debating about ending my shopping at the produce co-op so that I can take advantage of the the farmer's market and buying exactly what we want of our favorites. I'm hearing we can get produce in Japan but not necessarily favorites at any time. LOL

This looks great! I must admit that at our farmer's market I usually come away with honey and watermelon. I need to give it another whirl. Jon has inspired me. LOL

angel bug baby said...

Oh wow! Considering that 1/3 of our grocery bill comes from the produce section, I think I'll give our local farmer's market a try. You have to be proud of a teenage boy who returns from shopping with such a great selection of healthy foods!! My son would have skipped the market and found an ice cream truck! Thanks for sharing!!

amy

Cynthia said...

YUM! I can't wait for some fresh things to be in around here.. it'll be a few months. The farmer's market here doesn't really start until late July and then it's only 6 weeks or so...

Cynthia said...

YUM! I can't wait for some fresh things to be in around here.. it'll be a few months. The farmer's market here doesn't really start until late July and then it's only 6 weeks or so...

Donna said...

Oh, everything looks SO good!! The strawberries here in MO (at Wal-Mart, lol) are kinda yellowish and cardboardy.

Wild Homeschool Family said...

looks delicious!