Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ode to Jons

Also known as gloating... but seriously, this supermarket is amazing (and there's one in Weho for people who live further west in LA).

1 spaghetti squash
1 cabbage
3 large peaches
5 large granny smith apples
2 lemons
5 carrots
2 avocados
1 zucchini
1 large bunch collard greens
2 lbs trimmed radishes
1/2 lb button mushrooms
1 piece ginger
1 jalapeno
1 loaf locally baked 100% whole wheat bread (thank you, Russians)

total? $13.68.

But, you may say, surely shopping at the farmers' market is more environmentally and socially responsible than shopping with the plebians? Perhaps it is. But... this is a small, local chain of supermarkets, and I try to only buy things that were grown in California (which isn't hard, since... it's California). In fact, I think one of the reasons Jons keeps prices so low is that they just don't stock things that aren't in season, period. And of course (though this should not be the bottom line)... had I bought this at the farmers' market, I would easily have spent $30-40.

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