Did you know that each ingredient (conventional or pre-packaged) "on your table" has traveled an average of 1,500 miles?!? When I shot at the Farmer's Market the food has come a few hundred miles. I am fortunate to live in a warm climate. It has been unusually cold the last 2 weeks but our highs have been in the 70s and our lows in the 50s.
|This is the back side of the entrance. Bright wagons!|
|Farmer's Market booty and a nosy kitty!|
I didn't write it down so I'm only listing the price I remember.
FM=Farmer's Market GS=Grocery Store
FM- $.80 per pound!!! GS $3.99 per pound
FM $.80 per pound GS $1.99 per pound
FM $1 per head GS $1.99 each
FM $1 per pound GS $2.50 per pound
These are just a few example of what I purchased and how much I saved, PLUS most of the items are locally grown!
Last but certainly not least, there are currently 2 heirloom seeds giveaways going on at the moment.
The Self-Sufficient HomeAcre and Black Fox Homestead have teamed up for a fantastic giveaway!
Simply Living, a contributor for Modern Homesteaders, just announced their "Name That Homestead" New Beginnings for Spring package.
I'll announce ANOTHER on Monday!!!
Join me as I party at Farmgirl Friday , LHITS , Wildcrafting Wednesday and HERE.