Farmers’ Market Deals!!

9 Apr

Hola! So as promised, I took a trip to my favorite Farmers’ Market today, (Graham’s off of 54th Avenue in St. Pete). I thought I’d share some of the amazing deals on locally grown produce with you guys. I’m apologizing in advance if the photos are coming out strangely arranged. I haven’t quite figured out how to edit photos here yet. If anyone has any skills to impart, please let me know.

Anyhoo, I absolutely adore this market! They have gorgeous produce and with most of it being locally (to Tampa Bay) grown, I’m able to nab my organic produce for nickels. Today, I bought one bushel of Florida oranges, two huge peppers, two oversized red onions, four lovely hot house tomatoes, one mango, a bacon avocado (I don’t even know what that is but I had to have one!), one bushel of garlic, two huge handfuls of raw spinach and two bundles of celery- all for under eleven bucks! You can’t beat a deal like that with a stick!

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The greatest thing about Graham’s, is the fact that they prefer it when you bundle your purchases. Why buy one organic tomato at Publix for three to four bucks, when you can buy four for under a dollar?

Seriously folks. Stop wasting money at grocery chains and over-priced health food stores. Farmers’ Markets and Co-Ops are where the local organic deals thrive. When I began this health-food adventure, I was spending nearly $300 a month on produce! That’s utterly ridiculous. I ran across these Farmers’ Markets purely by chance and ever since, I never cease to be amazed at the horde of fabulous, guilt-free food I never seem to run out of- for a significant fraction of my previous costs.

Anyway, I’m off to make a salad and a pitcher of veggie juice. Till next time folks! 😀

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3 Responses to “Farmers’ Market Deals!!”

  1. Jessie Ward April 10, 2012 at 2:43 AM #

    I lived next to a great farmer’s market when I lived in South Florida. You could fill up four bags for $10-$12! Now I’m spoiled, I pick straight out of my father’s garden. 🙂

    • lanae_riviere April 10, 2012 at 3:17 AM #

      LUCKY! I keep attempting to grow my own but I’m failing rather miserably. Some people just aren’t born with a green thumb. Haha. I’ll keep trying though. Maybe when I’m in my 60’s, I’ll manage not to destroy an entire crop.

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