Ok I promise that after this post we will get back to the chemicals. 🙂 But I wanted to talk for just a second about my trip to The Fresh Market the other day.
We went on Tuesday because every Tuesday in April The Fresh Market has antibiotic/hormone free ground beef and boneless skinless chicken breast for $2.99/lb. (Obviously organic grass fed and organic free range is better but remember- baby steps). After spending $131 last week on groceries I told my hubby that this week we would spend under $60. So we grabbed 3 lbs. of ground beef and 2.5 pounds of chicken all for $16. (And I’m proud to report that we are done grocery shopping for the week and only spent $55 total!)
While at the Fresh Market I decided to check some prices. The only way you will get a good deal is if you get something on sale. Otherwise their prices are very high. They have mostly national brand items. Last time I was there I asked an employee if they take coupons and she said no. So you won’t even be able to use coupons to help save on items there (someone correct me if I’m wrong!). I saw several things on sale but nothing so fantastic that it’s worth sharing (except for the meat).
As you can see in the following pictures, the prices at The Fresh Market are quite high.
The Fresh Market did not appear to have any organic meat (although I couldn’t get a good look due to the line of people waiting for meat. We had to take a number and wait our turn to place our meat order!). You DO have to read labels at The Fresh Market. I tasted a sample of pimento cheese they had and then looked at the label and saw that it contained sodium benzoate! Ick. Several items I checked also contained harmful preservatives and artificial food colors etc.
Here are the positive things about The Fresh Market:
• Pretty flowers
• Good coffee
• Good meat sales on certain days of the month
Sorry this post is so short. But I really couldn’t think of anything fantastic about The Fresh Market. I think you’re better off shopping at Trader Joe’s and/or Whole Foods. 🙂