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.