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Well, lol, my husband is going to have to,start his raw foods diet tomorrow. I had already taken 2 grass fed, ribeye steaks out of the freezer before I learned about the new way of eating. We are having the steak, roasted brussel sprouts, and steamed baby sweet potatoes tonight.
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On 6/16/2014 minkbunny said:

We attend an old country church that has two long benches on the front porch. All season long the members bring whatever extra garden produce they have and just put it there in baskets. People are to take what they can use or can give to others who might need it. We get all of our tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc. that way. I quit growing vegetables when I realized they really were trying to give their extras away. One plants 75 tomato plants every year just because he enjoys doing it! We also are blessed to have several farmer's markets near us.

To reciprocate, those of us who don't have extra produce to share take baked goods like banana bread or muffins to share. Works out wonderfully for all.

That is quite lovely....

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On 6/16/2014 ------ said:

So true.

I try to eat organic and local but that's pretty near impossible to do every day.

As far as organic, I mainly make sure to stick to the Dirty Dozen list. It's also important to me to buy local. But our local farmers are organic anyway, so ...

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I really need to start growing herbs at home.

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Are you saying Doritos and potato chips are cheaper than fresh fruits and vegetables?

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On 6/16/2014 Marienkaefer2 said:
On 6/16/2014 ------ said:

So true.

I try to eat organic and local but that's pretty near impossible to do every day.

As far as organic, I mainly make sure to stick to the Dirty Dozen list. It's also important to me to buy local. But our local farmers are organic anyway, so ...

That's what I do, Marian. I buy as many thin skinned fruits/veggies as I can in organic form. Anything that has a thick skin or rind I'd be removing anyways I don't bother buying organic but I do wash it well before I peel it.

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On 6/16/2014 glb613 said:

Are you saying Doritos and potato chips are cheaper than fresh fruits and vegetables?


Spaghetti and sauce sure is, and it's a staple for a lot of poor people

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Today's Lucky market SALE PRICES:

$4.99 a box strawberries 2 lb

$2.99 romaine

$1.49 Fuji apples a lb

$2.99 blueberries 8 oz.

$1.59 green beans lb

$1.59 lb nectarines

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The other day I was in a different store and got two Russet potatoes for dinner. Medium size, 89 cents each. For a potato.

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On 6/16/2014 sgraham30 said:
On 6/16/2014 Marienkaefer2 said:
On 6/16/2014 ------ said:

So true.

I try to eat organic and local but that's pretty near impossible to do every day.

As far as organic, I mainly make sure to stick to the Dirty Dozen list. It's also important to me to buy local. But our local farmers are organic anyway, so ...

That's what I do, Marian. I buy as many thin skinned fruits/veggies as I can in organic form. Anything that has a thick skin or rind I'd be removing anyways I don't bother buying organic but I do wash it well before I peel it.

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