Posted 09-11-2004 at 10:33:02
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Well, my Mama, if you remember was trying to get me to abstain from Walmart. I have done pretty good so far, except for clothing for us and Shelby. She had me going to Publix Supermarket with her on Fridays...which was okay...but...I just felt I was throwing my money out the window going there...soooooo...
I got up this morning, determined to find a better way to support the little guys and Georgia Farmers. The State Farmers Market is about 2 miles from my house, so Shelby and I hopped i the truck and went there.
WOW...its been a long time since I have been there, but I got some deals!
8 dozen FINE looking corn for 12 dollars
A HUGE bag of purple hull peas to be shelled for 10 dollars
But the best was the potatoes, OMG...I got FINE looking potatoes, all baking size, 50 pounds for 8 DOLLARS!!!! On average I pay 4 dollars for 10 pounds at the grocery store!! And they arent even fine potatoes like these, HUGE potatoes!!!
I also got some okra and some cucumbers, small batches.
Then...there was meat to be considered...sooooo
I went to the local old timey store. Rainwaters. One of those stores that has a sign that says:
USDA FRESH CUT TO ORDER MEATS
Went to the meat counter, got 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts for $4.20, got a huge slab of ribs for 9 dollars, got old fashioned thick cut bacon for 2.69 a pound, shoot the ribs were 2.29 a pound!!!
So...I have supported the Local old timers, I have supported the Georgia Farmers, and I even bought a bale of Bermuda hay from Swints Feed when I got my chicken feed, probably came from Ferns farm!!!
Feels good to spend your money in the right places, yes it does....:)