Organizers of the Egleston Square farmers market announced today that, after eight years, it has shut for good. No reason given.
Unfortunate but the majority of Egelston and Stonybrook can't really afford prices. Even with food stamps you get more food to survive and feed a family at Save a Lot and other discount food stores.
I wondered how far this program went where you got 2 for 1 with your food stamp money. Seemed like a decent deal
Then again I realized a tomato is 3 bucks at a farmers market, so its not that cheap.
and yeah you are right, its cheaper to feed someone from a discount store. 5 for 2 dollar mac N cheese goes alot further than that tomato.
Food inequality will be the next biggest issue. Its getting worse.
You'll never fix it.
Do you know how cheap, quick and maintenance free it is to grow something like spinach or lettuce. You can't fix lazy!
And you're willing to consume the fruits & vegetables quickly, you're going to get a better deal at the Haymarket if you're willing to carry all that stuff back home.
It's not so much willing. It's more like survival mode. I don't have a car. I get around by bus with my cart on wheels I bought at Happy Dollar on ALH for less than $25. You do what you HAVE to. There's a significant population of my peers who do the same thing.
Oh yes. I know about this.
in 2004 I was living on 53/week from unemployment.
I went to Haymarket every Friday with my grannycart. Spent 20 bucks and filled the cart up. I ate well.
It was all I had.
But you are correct, that stuff rots within days.
The streets surrounding this market are like 600k for a modest two bedroom condo.
Was it ever opened? I've seen signs in the past several years but no market
For the past couple of years this market was either inside the Brewery Complex or in Our Lady of Lourdes hall next to the Brewery.
It was outside as recently as fall of 2019.
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