Vegetables at Sprout’s

Fresh vegetables and fruits at a farmer's market

Produce is significantly cheaper and better at the farmer’s markets around Boulder. I recently went to Sprout’s to restock on veggies and spent less than $10. The only thing on my itemized receipt that is over a dollar is the avocados, and that’s because I got 6 at % 0.33 a piece. Check it:

4 organic bananas: $ 0.93                3 pears: $0.89

baby carrots: $0.88                            9 apples: $0.99

1 cucumber: $0.69                              6 avocados: $ 2.00

1 lime: $0.29                                          1 red bell pepper: $ 0.77

4 roma tomatoes: $0.55                   1 potato: $ 0.27

spinach: $ 0.88                                      2 oranges: $ 0.40

Since going vegetarian (and vegan for Lent), I’ve had to eat a lot more fruits and vegetables. It’s healthier, and the argument against eating vegetarian because of the cost is pretty weak if you are able to cook at all. And perhaps best of all, its ethical! Better for your body, the animals, and the planet.

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4 thoughts on “Vegetables at Sprout’s

    • Well given the disgusting and inhumane practices of the meat industry…it’s much better for animals. The impact the meat industry has on the environment is considerable. And a lot of poor people are feeling the brunt of this cost. So really, there are a number of reasons. Check out Animal Liberation by Peter Singer for more biting philosophical arguments.

      • Your proof that being vegetarian/vegan is ethical is by saying that being a carnivore/omnivore in todays society is unethical? That seems like a flawed conclusion.

        If there were a “farmers market” for meat, a market that offered meat that was slaughtered in a more traditional and human fashion, would you consider that ethical?

  1. If being a carnivore/omnivore in today’s society means supporting the American meat industry by purchasing their products, I would say yes. It is unethical in the sense that purchasing products made by virtual slaves is unethical, as many popular clothing lines are.

    It is certainly more ethical to buy organic meat and meat from animals that have not experienced unnecessary suffering. But I would argue it’s still not the best option.

    Given that meat is not an essential part of our diet and we have other options to obtain the nutrients found it in it (at reasonable prices), it seems pretty unethical to kill animals simply because we want to eat them. But as we know, capitalism is guided by ethics, its driven by profit.

    Eating meat in other parts of the world where it is necessary is a different story, but my claim only pertains to America.

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