Price Chopper stocking more from loca...

Price Chopper stocking more from local farms

There are 34 comments on the WNYT Albany story from Mar 26, 2008, titled Price Chopper stocking more from local farms. In it, WNYT Albany reports that:

Price Chopper is looking to increase the amount of local products on its shelves.

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LEON

Saratoga Springs, NY

#1 Mar 26, 2008
Hannaford and Walmart already buy from local farms. What took price chopper so long??
And why make a big deal over it??
Looking for free press??
Local huh

United States

#2 Mar 26, 2008
I asked where the red peppers came from in the local produce section and was told Canada. they were in the bin touting locally grown. What a joke.
Kris

United States

#3 Mar 26, 2008
Price Chopper has been buying local produce from 4-H members for many years. They provide the plants or seeds for them and then then kids bring their produce into the market. My daughter did this for several years and really enjoyed it.
sandra gluck

New York, NY

#4 Mar 27, 2008
Great news - a win/win situation.
JOE

Rensselaer, NY

#5 Mar 28, 2008
Anyone comparing the local buying habits of Price Chopper to Wal Mart is crazy. Price Chopper has, for years, supported our local farmers.

And, obviously, being in the Northeast we have a limited growing season (look outside today!) so not everything can be locally grown. I'd encourage people to look at the signs (and the weather).

I applaud Price Chopper for supporting local businesses and making it easier for some of us to buy and eat local ... good for you and good for the environment!
Madeline

Rensselaer, NY

#6 Mar 31, 2008
I wouldn't shop anywhere but Price Chopper, and their terrific selection of produce is one of the reasons why. Not only does Price Chopper support local farmers, and has for years, but the company supports many community organizations too.
Steve S

Rensselaer, NY

#7 Mar 31, 2008
PC is the best -- all this talk of Walmart or Hannaford, I'd rather support a local company that supports local farmers!
Ms D

Ballston Spa, NY

#8 Apr 1, 2008
Well, maybe your PC's are quality stores. However, my PC is a dump. More often than not I find rotting produce and moldy bread on the shelves. It's disgusting. I drive 30 minutes to do my shopping at Hannford.
Seymore Butts

Corinth, NY

#9 Jul 14, 2008
Ms D wrote:
Well, maybe your PC's are quality stores. However, my PC is a dump. More often than not I find rotting produce and moldy bread on the shelves. It's disgusting. I drive 30 minutes to do my shopping at Hannford.
Shut up you piece of trailer trash. All Price Choppers are exactly the same.
Ms D

Ballston Spa, NY

#10 Jul 16, 2008
Trailer trash? Hardly. But what should I expect from a ghetto monger like yourself from Troy?
Bring Back Schenectady

Schenectady, NY

#11 Aug 14, 2008
Local neighborhoods need to go back to supporting local business of all sorts

Since: Jul 08

Alstead, NH

#12 Aug 15, 2008
LEON wrote:
Hannaford and Walmart already buy from local farms. What took price chopper so long??
And why make a big deal over it??
Looking for free press??
walmart buys from local farms?! walmart produce is the worst looking produce i've seen! cucumbers look like they've been in boxes in a truck somewhere for days.

“Strike NY, STRIKE!!!”

Since: Jul 08

Rotterdam NY

#14 Aug 22, 2008
Rotterdam PC constantly has bad, rotting produce. I have shopped Hanaford for months because of it.
Alicia Taranto

Coxsackie, NY

#15 Sep 2, 2008
Because people are sick and tired of the abuse on cows, that's why. People are being educated on the life of a cow in corporate america, and the tremendous stress and abuse it takes to produce it's milk for our consumption. They didn't have a choice. Buy local.

Since: Aug 08

Pittsfield

#16 Sep 2, 2008
I have always had good luck with the produce at Price Chopper. They should be commended for supporting local farmers and attempting to keep skyrocketing grocery prices down. I joined a farm share this summer and not only do I get fresh, locally grown, organic produce every week, but when you pay in advance you are locked into prices as they stand when you pay. If I need something that the farm share doesn't provide on a given week- I go to Price Chopper.

Since: Jul 08

Alstead, NH

#17 Sep 2, 2008
Legal 1 wrote:
I have always had good luck with the produce at Price Chopper. They should be commended for supporting local farmers and attempting to keep skyrocketing grocery prices down. I joined a farm share this summer and not only do I get fresh, locally grown, organic produce every week, but when you pay in advance you are locked into prices as they stand when you pay. If I need something that the farm share doesn't provide on a given week- I go to Price Chopper.
how does it work exactly? do you have it delivered to your door? how do you join?

Since: Aug 08

Pittsfield

#18 Sep 2, 2008
Tie Clip wrote:
<quoted text>how does it work exactly? do you have it delivered to your door? how do you join?
I heard about it through a friend. To join all you have to do is fill out the online form and remit payment for the season. They said it would be enough produce each week for a family of four, but my daughter and I split one share (we each have our own homes) and we still end up sharing with friends and co-workers as there is so much each week!
Here is the link: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
kris

United States

#19 Sep 2, 2008
whaT KIND OF COW ABUSE ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. i AM A DAIRY FARMER AND MY COWS ARE TREATED VERY WELL. THEY HAVE COMFORTABLE BEDS TO LAY IN AND FANS TO KEEP THEM COOL DURING THE SUMMER. I HAVE A NUTRITIONIST PLAN THEIR DIET AND A HOOF TRIMMER COMES MONTHLY TO MAKE SURE THEIR FEET ARE IN TOP COMDITION. THEY ALSO GET REGULAR VETERINARY CARE. IF FARMERS DON'T TREAT THEIR COWS WELL, THEY WILL NOT PRODUCE MILK. YOU MUST HAVE BEEN WATCHING PETA CARTOONS.

Since: Jul 08

Alstead, NH

#20 Sep 3, 2008
kris wrote:
whaT KIND OF COW ABUSE ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. i AM A DAIRY FARMER AND MY COWS ARE TREATED VERY WELL. THEY HAVE COMFORTABLE BEDS TO LAY IN AND FANS TO KEEP THEM COOL DURING THE SUMMER. I HAVE A NUTRITIONIST PLAN THEIR DIET AND A HOOF TRIMMER COMES MONTHLY TO MAKE SURE THEIR FEET ARE IN TOP COMDITION. THEY ALSO GET REGULAR VETERINARY CARE. IF FARMERS DON'T TREAT THEIR COWS WELL, THEY WILL NOT PRODUCE MILK. YOU MUST HAVE BEEN WATCHING PETA CARTOONS.
it's wonderful that you treat your cows well. that's because you have a relatively small farm. that's why supporting local farms is so important. you can see here that it's not a myth or a cartoon:
http://www.chooseveg.com/animal-cruelty.asp
everybody, choose local!

Since: Aug 08

Pittsfield

#21 Sep 3, 2008
Tie Clip wrote:
<quoted text>it's wonderful that you treat your cows well. that's because you have a relatively small farm. that's why supporting local farms is so important. you can see here that it's not a myth or a cartoon:
http://www.chooseveg.com/animal-cruelty.asp
everybody, choose local!
OK- now I'm traumatized. Those videos were aweful! More people should watch them though- in the hope of bringing about change.

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