Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fruit & Veggie Haul: Farmers' Market Style

Last Saturday, I went to the Farmers' Market to restock on fresh fruits and vegetables. Here's what I bought at each station:

For $9:
-2 avocados (vitamin K, omega-6)
-7 tomatoes (vitamin A, C)
-1 sweet onion (MSM)
-1 red pepper (vitamin A, C)
-4 bananas (potassium, dietary fiber)

For $3:
-strawberries (vitamin C)

For $2:
-tons of spinach (vitamin A)

The price of the avocados, tomatoes, onion, red pepper, and spinach were comparable to that of Walmart. The strawberries? Eh, not so much. The quality of the produce, however, certainly exceeds that of Walmart. There is no comparison there.

WALMART price comparison:
-2 avocados + 7 tomatoes + 1 sweet onion + 1 red pepper + bananas = $8.49*
-strawberries - 1.58
-spinach ~ $2.64

*avocados - $1.88/ea; tomatoes - $1.38/lb; sweet onion - $1.28/lb; red pepper - 1.68/ea; bananas ~ $0.39

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