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Farmer's Markets, Rip off or Worth it?

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Farmer's Markets, Rip off or Worth it?

Davina | May 22, 2006 11:57 AM

So, yesterday I went down to my local Farmer's market in Encino, California for some fresh flowers, veggies etc. I attend these markets knowing full well that I will pay a premium for organic produce and that I'm supporting local farmers etc. However yesterday I laid out $80 and this is what I took home...tell me if you feel this is worth it or a rip off, I'm curious about public opinion of the whole Farmer's Market Experience. Here's my take home:

1) 1/2 lb of mixed greens lettuce (bibb, butter, romaine)
2) 1/2 lb of baby spinach
3) Small bunch of fresh dill
4) Small bunch of fresh cilantro
5) Small bunch of fresh chives
5) Three fuji apples
6) Three small bunches of purple irises ( 15 flowers total)
7) Pint of Raw Cream
8) One Baguette
9) One box of strawberries
10) 4 white onions
11) 1 box of grape tomatoes
12) 1 head of celery
13) 1 bunch of green onions

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