Price is a big factor when it comes to making your weekly grocery list. So Sarah Schenck of Local First Arizona helps to dispel the myth that farmers markets are unaffordable. Her groceries for the week came to $36. This budget is based upon the average SNAP benefit recipients receive a week. “Read The Full Story” to see her shopping list suggestion and meal plan. You can also read her 7 Tips For Eating Local.
Still, the real value of shopping local foods is supporting your community. For every dollar spent locally .73 stays within the local economy versus only .43 spent with a non-local business. Most of the produce at the market is grown less than 10-miles away from where you come to shop. That means it is freshly picked, nutrient rich, and full of flavor. Best of all, you can actually talk with the growers themselves, run into neighbors and meet family for a morning out at the market.
“Read The Full Story” to see LFA’s Market Shopping List.