Pictured: Nine dollars worth of produce
I’m lamenting the fact that in my area farmer’s markets will be ending for the season in just a few short weeks. Boo on that.
- Green pepper — $1
- Corn — $0.50 per ear X 4 = $2
- Tomatoes — $3
- Little Cukes — $3
- All of this produce was grown within two miles of my home.
The fruit was more expensive — $11 dollars above
- Peaches — $6
- Blueberries — $5
The fruit is from Michigan. These photos were taken back in August when I went to the farmer’s market with only a $20 bill and I had to stretch it. Peaches are gone now…
Here’s how to spend just $20 at the farmer’s market: Stick to produce — it’s cheaper and more versatile in recipes than fruit.
The peaches were gone within days, but the blueberries lasted the week (as snacks or in cereal/pancakes). The cucumbers lasted the week too, though they started to get old — they were great as a snack or placed inside a sandwich. Corn worked as a dinner veggie plus leftovers for a lunch. Tomatoes were for snacking and the green pepper was sliced into rice.
How long could these veggies and fruit sustain your family?