Credit Crunch Vegetables

@Anne18 (11034)
April 6, 2009 8:11am CST
One of our localish farm food shops has started selling bags of vegetables for 75 pence, they are in a trolley and marked as credit crunch vegetables. You can choose a bag, most have onions/carrots/parsnips and then a swede/ caddage/cauliflower/leeks. Its just the veggies that are a bit worn out, but hey they make lovely cheap wholesome soup or you can throw them in a casserole. They also have a 50 pence section where I have got good tomatoes/ peppers etc. So its worth going to visit your farm shops, cheaper than the supermarket, less air miles for the food etc.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
12 Apr 09
sounds wonderful, I love veggies in a soup, I make it every day in the winter.
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@ElicBxn (60981)
• United States
9 Apr 09
unfortuantely, all the farmer's markets are now on the south side of town and that's a lot of gas to get to them, so I just go to our local walmart or HEB for stuff.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
8 Apr 09
That sounds like a good idea ok they may be a bit worn out as long as they are not mouldy they are fine to eat,75 pence with a few chicken portions or minced beef,sounds like a brilliant idea.Get them and freeze them thats what I would do.love suzzy3.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Apr 09
Thanks for the best response.
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@kun2349 (23473)
• Singapore
7 Apr 09
That's something unique ^_^ I believe that should be quite a good deal for those farms as well as customers like u ^_^ THough those vegetables might be a bit worn out, but at least they are not rotten and still edible ^_^ Too bad, there are not much farms in singapore and even if there are, it's too far away.. SO i will rather use the travelling time and money, spend it in supermarket nad they will add up to the same prices.. lol =D
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
7 Apr 09
we don't have farm food shops. wish we did. it's either the supermarket or the farmer's market just in the summer.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
6 Apr 09
We do have day old vegetables or a cheap shelf at our Superstore, but I do not get them as there is just two of us. There is no farm near us, and we have to go way out of the city to get some. I do not love swedes, but I would not mind leeks.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I like buying in bulk or quantity and I also like for everything to be fresh also. It is cheaper and better to go to a local farm market.
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• Canada
27 Sep 09
We have a wonderful Farmer's Market right next door to us. No kidding!! Meat, vegetables, cheese, eggs, milk, basked goods, prepared foods, whatever people feel like bringing and selling, on a weekly basis. My husband goes up there every Saturday morning and brings home fresh food for the week.