Buying Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
By Mark Snare
Once you start juicing and you feel the benefits of raw living juices you may well find yourself buying rather a lot of fruit and vegetables! This is a GOOD THING!! But it can add up so here is the easy guide to economy fruit and vegetable buying.
Farmers Markets: These are great local produce often at bargain prices and low food miles!! Fresh as it comes! Remember that food picked and sent in from abroad is slowly losing its nutrient delivering POWER! This is why farmers markets are idea, cheap, plentiful produce that is direct from grower to you! No freezing and no time delay, the next best thing to plucking things from the tree yourself.
GO wholesale check out your local distribution center, in London we have New Covent Garden market and Spitalfield market. These operate nocturnally opening around midnight and finishing by 6am to supply the fresh fruit and vegetable trade, but you can go along and buy a fair amount then take it home and freeze it.
Negotiate show loyalty to a local green grocer and negotiate for larger amounts, a simple one this but it works everyone is excited by a good deal but don't go trying this at your local supermarket will you!!
Fruit and Vegetable Co-operatives these excellent community spirited projects buy fruit and veggies in bulk then pass on the savings to local people via a volunteer workforce. A great way to do your bit, help out and get your juice supplies.
Grown your own! The real ideal, if you don’t have a garden then equip yourself with some pots, grow bags or trays and some seeds and start your own home farm. I always say, fresh is best, and what could be better than popping outside and picking a green salad straight from the garden.
Well there are a few ideas for healthy and cheap ways to keep your fridge or garden full of fresh natural produce.
Mark makes a lot of fresh juicer and blender drinks and tries to be as healthy as he can be.
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This article was posted by Mark Snare