Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Shop Your Local Produce Markets!

Greetings from rainy Chattanooga!

This past weekend, Mike, Hank, and myself loaded into the car and drove to one of our local produce markets, Linda's. There are two locations in Chattanooga and they are both fabulous! We have shopped at Linda's before, but only sporadically. However, this weekend, we were on a mission.
Linda's Produce

If your family is anything like ours, then you attempt to create healthy meal and snack choices on a weekly basis. This means purchasing lots of produce to create these said meals. Well, after we examined our grocery receipts, we discovered we were spending around fifty or sixty dollars a week on produce only!

So, this weekend, all we changed was where we purchased our produce. Menu planning stayed the same. Here is all we came out with:

-Honeybell Oranges - never tried this variety, but SO good!
-Romaine Lettuce
-Sweet Peppers
-Green Cabbage
-Green Onions

TOTAL: 31.00 

We were absolutely blown away - that is half of what we normally spend on produce!Shopping a produce market is much different that your comfortable, well-lit, coffee serving supermarket, but the difference pays off!

Here in Chattanooga, we are lucky to have a lot of different options for purchasing produce, some we didn't even know about. We are even thinking about joining a farm-share (more on this later). This weekend, buy your produce from a local business and save yourself some hard earned money!

*Please note: I am not sponsored or required to support Linda's Produce. I am simply a pleased consumer. 

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