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Old 07-19-2014, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Moving back to the US
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Hi there,

I'm trying to figure out where to live one step at a time.

Fresh ripe produce (vegetables) is important to me, but CA is out because it's too expensive.

What other cities have good produce from farmer's markets & hopefully organic?

Thanks


Michelle
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Portland Oregon and Seattle Wa. Slight edge to Portland
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Moving back to the US
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Not FL?
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:45 AM
 
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Portland Oregon and Seattle Wa. Slight edge to Portland
LOL...of course, where else?

There are many cities with terrific produce beyond the "Wonder Twins", and many of them are actually on the East Coast!
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:51 AM
 
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Hi there,

I'm trying to figure out where to live one step at a time.

Fresh ripe produce (vegetables) is important to me, but CA is out because it's too expensive.

What other cities have good produce from farmer's markets & hopefully organic?

Thanks


Michelle
Hi Michelle, some less expensive options are in the Mid-Atlantic states which has a milder four season climate in some areas. The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area is one example and would recommend the Durham-CHapel Hill-Carrboro area which has a good economy/job market, lower cost of living and fantastic farmers markets. Here's a link to my favorite market in the area...the Carrboro Farmers Market, which is year-round.

What's at Carrboro Farmers' Market
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:05 AM
 
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Kyle's right. A lot of cities have farmer's markets. Nashville and Knoxville are two I know for sure.

Why don't you focus on the other featuresyou are looking for in a city then eliminate ones that don't have farmer's markets.

Do you need a farmer's market year round? Would a grocery /co-op with organic produce suffice in the winter?
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Honolulu. Hawaii has three harvests a year, the farmers markets on the islands are the BEST! Fresh mangos, passion fruit, pineapple, and bananas paired with the best coffee. Venture into the hills and pick star fruit right off the tree and eat it. They are spoiled there! The Big Island has the most abundance of fresh produce and there are large ranches there where they raise livestock for fresh meat as well. The Big Island has the most affordable COL in Hawaii.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Why don't you focus on the other featuresyou are looking for in a city then eliminate ones that don't have farmer's markets.

Do you need a farmer's market year round? Would a grocery /co-op with organic produce suffice in the winter?
I wouldn't base my choice on farmer's markets either. They are rip offs.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:24 AM
 
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Pretty much every region has areas that fit. Is there anything else that you are looking for in an area?
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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I wouldn't base my choice on farmer's markets either. They are rip offs.
Not really, like anything else in life you're paying for quality versus quantity...
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