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Old 03-13-2008, 11:48 AM   #11
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Since I am a borderline Vegetarian (was for 7 years until I got a type of anemia that requires me to eat a certain amount of red meat) and DH likes low-carb, when it is just us I spend a lot of my grocery budget in the produce section. We prefer the farmers' markets and organic when we can get it.

For awhile we went in with some friends on a co-op idea where you all order it together and the order comes direct from the farms and once a week you get together and split it up. I liked this for the freshness and price, but I missed being able to see everything BEFORE I purchased it.

My problem is I buy more than I wrote on my list because it looks so inviting and then I don't end up using it before it goes bad! I just found a red onion and for the life of me can't remember what I got it for!
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:04 PM   #12
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I used to love shopping back home, Whole Foods Market and other small quality chain grocery stores, and our lovely farmers market. But here in England it's not so fun...

I'm a vegetarian so produce is so very important to me, but I have found it difficult to find quality. I now order from an small organic delivery company that only offers whats in season here in SW England. I trust them to pick out what I've ordered, but so far they do an amazing job. I can't wait for asparagus to be in season here!

You know what I can't wait for when I get home this summer? Heirloom tomatoes. YUMMY!
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:10 PM   #13
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I just moved to Montreal QC, living downtown. I'm disappointed in the produce selection compared to living in the country in southern ontario.

Alot of things were grown locally and I shopped locally for anything I could. There were so many roadside stands for fresh pies, strawberries, other fruits, veggies.. Mmmmm!!! I came here and ate a tomato, and I was like, what is this?! This has no taste.. and I felt nostalgic...
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:23 PM   #14
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I love shopping for groceries, and the produce section is my favorite.
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:39 PM   #15
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I love grocery shopping, produce is my least favorite. I am pretty picky about blemishes and stuff, and don't like the crowds. Add sometimes 3 little kids and fegettaboudit!!
It also makes me wish I had eternal summer and eternal fresh veg from my own garden.... now picking THOSE is what I call peaceful!!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:52 PM   #16
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not anymore no, all the places around here are totally Packed out and I get kinda Claustrophobic if that makes sense.
there`s always a sense of Urgency with everyone today and it`s horrible, I pick up on that feeling and just want to run away from it.

so where possible, I grow all on my Own produce now, and there`s nothing more peaceful than your own land :)
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:56 PM   #17
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lol, yt. i know what you mean about packed.

around here, the little old eastern european ladies are at such a height and reach disadvantage that they just whack you with their purse to get you to move and let them at the produce.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:00 PM   #18
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LOL BT they are alot meaner than the little old Italian ladies I grew up with in the Bronx...
my dad spent an extra half hour at the store EVERY time having to reach stuff on the upper shelves for them! :)
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