Am I Out of Touch???
Let me prefaces this by saying, for 30 years I have always had a large vegetable garden (and fruits). Consequently over the years I have purchased very few fresh vegetables and fruits during the growing season. This year work has been crazy so I decided to just do a few things in containers.
Yesterday, I stopped at the local farm stand (not organic) just down the road from my house. Yikes! I had sticker shock. Is $6/lb. for peas in the shell or $8 per scant quart of strawberries. Are these prices within the normal price range? I also checked out the local farmerÃ¯Â¿Â½s market and the prices were even higher in most cases!
If thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s the case then next year IÃ¯Â¿Â½ll hire a high school student to tend my garden. It will be a lot less expensive than buying from the stand. The plus is I know my soil and gardening methods are organic.