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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 08:09 PM

16. Been in that boat, too

I have no car, and the closest grocery store is an organic food coop. So, while I got a much better job about 3 years ago, for the 20 years before that, I struggled to feed my family with things I could afford from there.

The alternative would have been to spend money on transportation to a cheaper grocery store, which would often have been as much as the price difference would have been (unless I paid with my time on the bus instead of money -- it's about 1.5 hours each way).

One option that you may or may not have available is local food buyer clubs (if you're in a farming area). Here in Madison, they're called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), where groups of people each pay into a fund that buys fairly large quantities of fresh veggies and dairy directly from farmers, then they split it up among themselves.

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