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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 11:38 PM
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Where do you live and where do you buy your food?
I live in Newburgh, NY. We have many local farms and farmers markets, so that is where we go for fruits and veggies. Some have meats and milk and other products. http://www.localharvest.org /

(here is a list of my local farms, farmers markets, grocers and co-ops)
http://www.localharvest.org/search.jsp?map=1&lat=41.517... (A long list of my local spots.)

I spend the most time shopping locally at The Newburgh Pork Store.
http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Newburgh.Pork.St...

But as far as grocery stores go, I use AlDI alot

-they have good diet stuff, exciting specials, and quality low prices
http://www.aldifoods.com/index_ENU_HTML.htm

What I cant find at ALDI I go to Shoprite or Stop&Shop for - typical supermarkets, but their workers are organized by the TEAMSTERS. Always look for that union label...
http://www.shoprite.com/Default.aspx
http://www.stopandshop.com /

So where live and where do you buy your food?
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-18-09 01:34 AM
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1. Urban village type neighborhood
(If you didn't know it was in a big city, you'd think it was a small town.)

I buy most of my food at the neighborhood co-op, which emphasizes organic and local growers and processors. For the foods that I actually buy, it's really not much more expensive than the standard supermarkets.

There are a few foods that the co-op doesn't carry, and for them, I go to Lund's or Kowalski's, two local upscale supermarkets.

For canned goods and other standard generic supplies, I go to Rainbow, which is not quite a warehouse store, but close to it.
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DevinKline Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 10:50 PM
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2. We just moved back to Minneapolis
And plan to buy as much as we can from our local coop. We may also join a local CSA.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-10 09:54 PM
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3. Durham & Orange Counties, NC
which is Durham and Chapel Hill area.

We have a lot of options for food

Farmers Markets:

Big one in Raleigh, open year round.

Seasonal weekly markets opening now in Durham and Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.

We also have a plethora of pick your own farms around if you want to get your hands dirty. :-)

Grocery Stores:
Harris Teeter and Kroger, primarily. I will stop at Whole Foods because they have a great take out bar. I use Food Lion for small stuff I forget or just need something quick like dish soap. I was considering joining a local co-op too.

I use Costco quite a bit too, but that's a monthly run.
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