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THIS cabbage and box of apples was from the monthly farmers market near my place. I am always amazed at how far the farmers come from. Does...


THIS cabbage and box of apples was from the monthly farmers market near my place. I am always amazed at how far the farmers come from. Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose? I was hoping to be able to buy local produce that didn't have to travel too far to be on my table. Sadly that was not the case. I'd love to see a food co-op start near me. I am a LETS member but after four years have found it works better in theory than in practice. Generally, LETS is a cashless community of shared resources among like-minded folk. I find, though, that people are always trying to bargain for the goods and services I offer. It's free, why bargain? I offer simple sewing and mending and garden cuttings, fresh herbs, lemons off the tree and from time to time take magazines and books to trade days. It should be simple, but it very rarely is.

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  1. I hadn't even thought about that... it must be so expensive now for them to travel. I always buy fruit from my local farmer's markets. Poor guys must wake up at 3am to get here on time.

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  2. ive never heard of LETS...intersting concept! i go to the local farmers markets when I get the chance...its great to see them happening in many areas these days...

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  3. I love love love red cabbage. We chop it up finely and put into a lettuce/avo/tomato/feta salad for extra crunch. Although the one last night also had grated beets and carrots. Super purple and super yum!

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