Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sticker Shock

There you have it: Twelve dollars and fifty cents worth of produce from today's (Thursday) Berkeley Organic Farmers Market. I had a few breakdowns between the various produce stands.

I want to buy produce from good local sources. Can I put my money where my mouth is? After seeing vast quantities of cheap and very nice looking produce in Chinatown the day before, it seems very difficult indeed.


Robyn said...

Have you checked out Monterey Market? Not every single thing is local but a lot of stuff is. All the really, really in-season stuff is in the front and it's very inexpensive. They also have a lot of great ethnic produce. And much less of a hassle than dealing with Berkeley Bowl's crowded aisles.
Monterey Fish, just across the street, is great too.

a said...

You certainly are a gold mine of helpful information. I'm not a violent person, but Berkeley Bowl drives me to the brink. I need an alternative. Thank you!

Robyn said...

Yeah I know what you mean. Once was enough for me and Berkeley Bowl. Shopping carts in narrow aisles seems to bring out the worst in the locals (I can say that since I once was one.)