Your local farmer is likely spending far more money per unit, and exponentially more time per unit, bringing the items you see at the farmers market from seed to your table. Your local farmer is likely doing this whole business much more sustainably, and making virtually nothing doing it. Think about how much random crap everyone buys, how much money is spent daily, and how little most of those objects/items are needed compared to the two things that we need the most in this world – food and water – both should cost more to reflect the reality of how much they are needed and the resources needed to ensure they will both be around in a healthy form for future generations.]]>
If you are going to buy a lot of anything- you should TRY to bargain.
Ask politely what they are willing to take for a certain amount.
If they refuse, politley pay or walk away.
It sounds so simple, but I live in an area where there are a whole lot of people who are from other countries where it is EXPECTED to bargain- even at garage sales. One time, we had named this ridiculously low price for an item and the lady tried to talk us down. I looked at her and said, “Buy it at that price- or not at all.” She bought it, but she had to try.
I am truly jealous of all you ladies with Farmer’s Markets. All of the one’s that were so prevalent down here have been wiped out or bought out. Now all we have is the flea market and they don’t usually bargain, but the deals are good- so I don’t complain!]]>
yeah, tell me about it. We moved over to this side of town recently & everything is higher. This is the local farmer’s market that is on the way home from DH’s work. I need to scout out others in the area….I don’t feel like driving 18miles to go back to where we use to live.]]>