Last weekend, after Domininc's weekly MyGym class, I met up with my mother and sister for lunch. After we ate, we stopped by a market that sets up each Saturday in a large parking lot right in the middle of our town. I really had no idea what I was missing. Not only did I get a huge bag of vegetables that were probably picked just a couple hours prior, but I saved a significant amount of money. My bag of vegetables? Five dollars. Using the weekly produce ad from our normal grocery store, I figured I spent about half of what I would have- all while promoting local farmers.
*some of my veggies!*
OH, and there weren't just foods there... there were bath products. A meal and a spa day, who knew? There was a local vendor selling homemade natural salt scrubs, soaps, and body butters. I bought a gift bag trio set in "Summer Blackberry" scent. The cost? Eight dollars. Eight. I swear when I was just in Florida I pondered over a set like this in a fancy store that was cost three times as much. This set has NO chemicals, just things like olive oil, sea salt, blackberry seed, and shea butter. It is wonderful.
So from now on that's where I'll be. Every Saturday morning... buying my vegetables for the week.