Clinch River Farmers Market

Clinch River Farmers Market

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St Paul

Charlotte, NC

#1 May 28, 2013
Stop by saturday's 8-1 and support your local farmers! They have meat,eggs, honey, jams, jelly,veggies, backed goods crafts,flowers,soaps and much more. They take EBT and debit cards.. They have entertainment and other things its just a great place for familys. And dont forget its ALL LOCAL :)
Average Joe

Gate City, VA

#2 May 29, 2013
Entertainment, families, local, great. But the problem I as well as others have with any farmers market or produce stand is the downright insulting prices of the produce. Why would the average Joe want to go out of their way to buy produce from there when they can get the same thing at F---C--Y for the same or sometimes less money? I know what bulk produce sells for and someone is making a killing on it, but it isn't the farmer! If anyone expects me or anyone else to patronize local farmers markets or produce stands then they need to sell for less or the grocery stores will shut you down. Not trying to be smart about it, but its true.
FARMER

Greenville, SC

#3 May 30, 2013
Sr. I dont Know what market you went to but I can tell you that the prices are much less than stores.And thank you for your input but no store is gona (shut us down) thats not how we work hahaha.
shoper

Greenville, SC

#4 May 30, 2013
Average Joe why are you being hateful? I love the farmers market with them you know what you are getting not crap thats been sprayed and injected with God knows what. And like the farmer said the prices are great. And Ive never seen a farmer have any problem getting rid of their praduct.So dont hate!
Average Joe

Gate City, VA

#5 May 30, 2013
Not hating anyone. I'm just saying if you really want lots of business at the farmers market, sell for less than the large stores do. In todays screwed up economy people will shop for cheaper stuff, if they cant find it they either get it in the grocery store or do without. If you sell for less you wont have to advertise, and you'll get my business. For example ,I've not been to the St Paul one in a while but was at another produce selling place a couple days ago and they are selling green beans for $2.39 a pound. That's over $70 bucks a bushel. Now everything costs these days I know, but who's making the money here? The farmer probably don't get $20 bucks a bushel for his picked product, who gets the other $50? Somewhere between the guy who hauls it from the farm to the one who sells it, someone is screwing the customer BAD. Another example, about 10 days ago was at another, corn on the cob was $8 bucks a dozen! The grocery store had the same thing at the same time for $4 bucks a dozen. That's 1/2 price, Now come on people that's just plain old out of line! The farmer and the customer are both getting screwed here. I looked at some pretty tomatoes but was afraid to ask the price, thought I didn't have time to apply for a bank loan to buy some produce so I just didn't even ask. lol But I do plan on visiting your farmers market soon. Maybe you guys are more reasonable than those others.
shoper

Stanfield, NC

#6 May 30, 2013
Well I can tell you that you will never find over prices like that at the crfm I know of one man who almost gives his stuff away.
Average Joe

Gate City, VA

#7 May 31, 2013
Well in that case, I'LL SEE YAA SATURDAY!!!

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