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Last straw - giving up on my farmer's market


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Last straw - giving up on my farmer's market

thimes | Jun 15, 2012 03:56 PM

First farmer's market vent of the season that I've seen on CH - I'll keep it short (not easy to do with a rant). . . .

I'm over my farmer's market and giving up on it. I live in OHIO (not from OH originally, just live here now) - which means that I am surrounded by farm land (granted mostly corn but still - FARM country) . . . . We have a neighborhood farmer's market where virtually everything comes from small farms within about 30 miles from Columbus. It should be great right . . . .

but the other weekend asparagus was $6/lb. $6/lb in the HEIGHT of season. Seriously. Whole "Paycheck" had asparagus for $3.49/lb.

I'm all for supporting my locals and eating in season but when the farmer's market is almost 2x the cost of Whole Foods someone has gotten the whole point backwards.

So disappointed :( I know so many people will post of their great farmer's markets and it will just make me sad. I should have access to amazing produce where I live and I just don't.

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