Buy Frest Buy Local - Good For Charlottesville

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Real Estate Agent with Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

grocer with vegetablesWe all know that buying from local farmers is the best way to get the freshest food with the best taste.  But did you know that you are strengthening the local economy at the same time?

If each household in Albemarle County spends just $10.00 per week on fresh local farm products it puts $20,313,800 into the local economy.  In Charlottesville, Virginia $10.00 per family per week would contribute $9,499,360 to the cities economy.  To see what the figures are for other areas in the Piedmont click here.

Use this search tool to find what local restaurants and stores sell fresh local foods.

Pam Dent, e-PRO, SRES, NHD
Real Estate III
Charlottesville, VA
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Hi Pam, I agree with supporting local farmers.  Here in Atlanta, GA, my husband and I are part of a CSA.  (Community Supported Agriculture).  We paid for a subscription to a local farm, about an hour north of Atlanta.  It cost $750 for the year from May through December. We pay up front but it averages out to about $23 a week for a box of fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables.  Once a week the farmer comes into Atlanta, drops off the boxes at an organizer's home and everyone picks up their boxes.  We recycle the boxes by bringing them back each week. We get an amazing variety of things and it's delicious.  The price we paid is really reasonable considering what it would cost us to buy organics in the grocery store.  It's plenty of food, so we share some of it and freeze some. Buying locally grown is great for the local economy and our own budgets.

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Jen - I'll bet that you have had some good eating this summer.  I am lucky that my neighbor across the street plants a huge garden every summer and sells the produce from his back porch.  He gives away as much as he sells.

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