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Old 01-26-2017, 08:00 AM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Originally Posted by NextStage View Post
This thread got me curious so I ran the calculations. We're in the same geographic area as the OP. We spent about $63/person/week in 2016 inclusive of eating out. We don't eat out often - maybe once or twice a month at most.

We also shop mostly at our farmers market, Trader Joes and Costco. A good chunk of the expenditure is the farmers market. Locally it isn't always cheaper than a regular grocery store but the quality is infinitely better. I don't think I've ever thrown out something purchased at the farmers market. I got very tired of throwing out produce items from the grocery store that rotted before they ripened or had zero flavor.
I think Farmers markets are always more expensive, but boy in the summer I can't stay away from them.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:53 AM
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I think that's a good amount. I spend $30-50. $30.00 when it comes to cheaper things when I spend more on other things. Those trips are mostly potatoes, apples, pasta, and salad. When I spend $50.00+, is when there is more fruits, vegetables, and meats.
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