Comstock.comToday grocery shopping takes a bigger chunk out of the budget than ever before, which means it's even more frustrating when your money is wasted on a bad purchase. Instead of gambling at your local mega-supermarket, why not take a trip to a nearby farmers' market?
Greenmarkets offer some of the freshest and most flavorful foods available--not to mention the best returns on your food dollar. The fruits and vegetables you'll find at these markets are locally grown and therefore picked at their peak of perfection, often within hours before the market opens. Produce destined for the nation's chain supermarkets, on the other hand, can travel well over 1,000 miles, which means it's most often picked before ripe and selected not for flavor but for its ability to ship well. You wouldn't settle for buying a pair of ill-fitting shoes, so why settle for wasting money on unripe fruits, poor-quality produce or food that lacks flavor?
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