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Old 10-24-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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Thumbs down How much do you pay for Water?

Just returned from the grocery. It is a nice place too. Fun, friendly and well stocked... of course they sell water there by the pound.

They spray those veggies more than regularly- call it frequently... and the wetter it is, the more we pay. It might be Bok Choy, Spinach, Lettuce, peppers etc.

Is it worth it to pay for the veggies and the wetness too...

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Old 10-24-2006, 03:20 PM   #2
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I don't have an issue with the water sprayers, it keeps the produce fresher that way. I just shake as much water off as I can before I bag stuff. No biggie for me.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:23 PM   #3
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What Alix said.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:25 PM   #4
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We don't pay for the water--it's by the piece.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:56 PM   #5
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I agree with Gretchen. The items that are watered are usually sold as a unit rather than by the pound.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:56 PM   #6
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If it's really wet I shake it off.

Really... I can't imagine the water weight adds anything much to the cost of the food. A teaspoon of water weighs 1/100th of a pound.

Conversion Volume to Weight 1 teaspoon = 4.929 gram = 0.173 oz = 0.0108 lb
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:01 PM   #7
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City people believe that all that water keeps the veggies fresher.... WRONG!!! Once the veggies have been picked, they shouldn't be washed until you are ready to prepare them for consumption. All that water just speeds up ROT! Just ask a farmer.

and of course, the store wants us to have to replace out veggies more frequently..... that way we spend MORE!
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:03 PM   #8
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Yep. If you think about it that produce is usually sold individually. But even if it's sold by the pound (like broccoli heads without the stalks) how much water can soak in? Even if bok choy, the leaves are tight enough so it's not going to hold an exhorbitant amount of water. Anything that is covered in water I shake off too, like everyone else - I just don't want all that water sitting in the bag with my produce.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:07 PM   #9
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June, I am without a doubt a city girl, but live in the heart of some pretty amazing farm/ranch land. The stuff here that gets water sprayed on it would be pretty danged wilted without the water. Water, and a cooler temperature DO help keep some produce fresher. I understand your point, but it really is a necessity. Keeping salad greens slightly moist in the fridge keeps them much crisper than no moisture at all.
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Alix, "Slightly moist" is in no way how the vegetables are presented in markets in New York/New Jersey. "Waterlogged" is more like it!
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