I used to be a "regular" at the Farmers' Market every single weekend buying fruits and veggies. Some of the artisan breads there are so delicious and I can't find them anywhere else, including in the Whole Foods Market. I even have my favorite go-to stands and know some of the vendors.
As much as I love the idea of supporting local farmers, I found that I would leave a ton of cash behind and wonder where it all went... Yes, the premium organic produce from a local Farmers' Market seems like the freshest and healthiest option, but I've recently found that the local Costco also started to carry organic produce at almost half the price. The selection isn't as wide, but there are other produce bulk items that I need and I'm already shopping there anyway.
So this makes me feel guilty for not supporting the local farmers, but I also wonder if I'm buying the same produce from Costco, which they get from those same farmers but at bulk prices? 🤔