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Old February 23, 2016   #16
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I willing pay $3 a pound for average tasting tomatoes. The tomato sellers have the longest lines at our little farmers market and they quickly sell out of everything. Celebrity tomatoes are an example of type of tomato offered. I would gladly pay $4 a pound or more for better tomatoes.

Supply and Demand is universal.
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Old February 24, 2016   #17
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I have one market that is in a larger town, next to a big university. It's more upscale. Customers come to spend money.

My other markets are in smaller towns, and I will probably stop going to them, because I want to focus on quality, and there is just no money there to pay for it. People go to those markets to save money. They're looking for produce that is cheaper than the grocery store. Poorer people have it ingrained in their minds that nice things are not for them. They will always buy the lowest-priced product; they think they have to. It's not that they don't appreciate quality; these same customers will all stop and admire my tomatoes, tell how beautiful they are, and then walk down to the 99 cent/lb guy to buy from him. They think they have to.
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Old February 24, 2016   #18
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so sad but true
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Old February 24, 2016   #19
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Exactly, that is why I plan to only sell at the big market this year, plus they have the SNAP program now so poor people can buy fruits/veggies at market with their EBT/food stamp cards. This program increased total sales at the market by 40k last year.
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Old February 24, 2016   #20
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I stopped buying cheese because I got my paws on some really good stuff and cant afford it.
Now the other stuff tastes horrible.

Maybe that is why the folks that are on a limited income dont want to try or buy the fancy tomatoes.
I haven't had a fresh a tomato in around 6 months.

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Old February 24, 2016   #21
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I stopped buying cheese because I got my paws on some really good stuff and cant afford it.
Now the other stuff tastes horrible.

Maybe that is why the folks that are on a limited income dont want to try or buy the fancy tomatoes.
I haven't had a fresh a tomato in around 6 months.

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I have a sister that lives by Madison WI, I have tasted 5,7,10,15,20 year old cheese...
Mostly cheddar, it crystallizes after so many years, little crunchy chunks in it the older it gets, only need to eat a couple little pieces to appreciate the flavor. If I had a choice I would eat 20 year old... But only small amounts, with a couple grapes...
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I have a sister that lives by Madison WI, I have tasted 5,7,10,15,20 year old cheese...
Mostly cheddar, it crystallizes after so many years, little crunchy chunks in it the older it gets, only need to eat a couple little pieces to appreciate the flavor. If I had a choice I would eat 20 year old... But only small amounts, with a couple grapes...
I got some aged stuff out of Ireland grass fed cows that was the bomb.

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Old February 24, 2016   #23
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Kerrigold?
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Kerrigold?

Thats it the stuff at least to me is very good.

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Old February 24, 2016   #25
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I like it too!
I also use their unsalted grass fed butter in my coffee every morning!
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Old February 25, 2016   #26
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Butter in coffee????
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Old February 25, 2016   #27
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Yes!
Only if is from grass fed cows and unsalted. It is a superfood.
Long story short, I believe we need HEALTHY fat in our diet big time, counter to the Heart Association touting low fat diets for years. Grass Fed butter provides this.
As far as in coffee, think about how many people put milk/cream/halfnhalf in their coffee.
Butter comes from cream.
I do run it through the blender along with collagen powder from grass fed cows, and it comes out with a 1-2" frothy head on top. So delicious. Practically a small meal to start the day. Much better than loading up on carbs and sugar to fuel you.
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Old February 25, 2016   #28
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I'm drinking coconut oil in my coffee right now. Amen for healthy fats.
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Old February 25, 2016   #29
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Right on!
I forgot to mention I add 1 TBLSPN of C-8 MCT oil to my coffee along with the butter and collagen powder.
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My other favorite fat is the 80/20 ground beef we get from a 100% grass fed/finished local cow.
Obviously the steaks and roasts are awesome too. Never trim the fat off.
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