Yes, but are greenmarkets overpriced?

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Wondering how a greenmarket will hit your wallet? Here’s a look at the last week’s prices at the Windsor Terrace Greenmarket:

Apples — $1.80/pound

Carrots — $1/pound

Eggplant — $2/pound

Green beans — $3/pound

Green/chile peppers — $2/pound

Potatoes — $2/pound

Red onions — $4 for a five-pound bag

Tomatoes — $2-$3/pound

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B from Windsor Terrace says:
The only thing I buy at any Greenmarket is Bread Alone bread-and that with a coupon (see site). Say what you will about organic, free range, etc., and I get the need (maybe) for farmers to cover their expenses but with apologies to Mark Bittman,et al, I cannot possibly feed a family on $2/lb potatoes when I can get them elsewhere for .99/5 lbs (Rossman Farms, on sale last week). No question the food is fresher and tastier, but greenmarkets are for a particular income bracket. Now, can we talk about college tuition?
Nov. 8, 2010, 7:12 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
It shouldn't matter what it costs, it makes you feel like you are doing something. That feeling should make up the difference in what it costs.
Nov. 8, 2010, 8:14 am
greenmarket shopper from fort greene says:
Your article didn't mention the fact that quite a few greenmarket vendors take EBT payment. And the prices vary quite a bit from stand to stand, even within the same greenmarket. We pick and choose what we buy from the greenmarket and supplement with CSA and other sources.
Nov. 8, 2010, 11:14 am
KC from Ditmas Park says:
If I could pay my rent with "that feeling," then maybe we'd have something to talk about, Or from Yellow Hook.
Nov. 9, 2010, 10:24 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Simple - you feel your rent should be less. See how it works. Feelings trump reality.
Nov. 9, 2010, 11:07 pm

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