This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is performing a pricing study to compare produce prices at local farmers’ markets and farm stands with supermarket produce.
You can find fruits and veggies at local farmers’ markets and farm stands for the same or less than supermarket prices! Cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, and salad mix are generally cheaper compared to the supermarket.
Swiss chard and beets are about the same price per bunch.
Cherry tomatoes are the same price or less. Blueberries and raspberries are about the same price per pound as organic blueberries and raspberries at the grocery store.
In addition to saving money, buying local allows you to find delicious, fresher, higher quality produce and support local farmers and businesses!
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