Would you pay a little more for the farmers? 223

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We all know just how expensive buying fruit and vegetables can be when the supply of them gets a little tough or the fruits or veggies we want to eat are out of season.  But if you buy what is traditionally “in season” in your weekly shop, many families, couples and singles shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables will find they get the best parts of their weekly diet at quite a reasonable price.  That is the case in a marketplace that has the supermarket giants controlling it, driving the prices for consumers to the lowest points they can, by driving the price they pay to the farmers to the lowest point they can.  Some of the highest quality fruit and vegetables in the country is sold to our supermarket giants, and they in turn seem to have little or no conscience about how sustainable the prices that they pay the farmers is.

The big question I want to ask you today is, would you be prepared to pay 50 cents more for each item of fruit or vegetables you buy if you thought it would go back to the farmer and create a more sustainable fruit and vegetable industry in our country?

Let’s talk about this today…

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. I am willing to go to a Farmer`s market and pay similar to what is at a small shop. I go to a small local shop that sells local produce. They also have stock from other places and out of season produce … these are more expensive and labeled with where they are grown. This gives me the choice depending on my budget.

  2. I would like to pay more but some of the farmers markets are expensive…..

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