Lots of people are shunning the supermarket to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from their local market, and the trend is gaining popularity. Why? Because local fruit and veg markets not only offer considerable savings on weekly food bills, it also offers consumers an opportunity to shop more responsibly. Increasingly, consumers are making more ethical choices in the products they buy from locally-sourced clothing and food through to the coffee chains they use to drink and socialise in. A growing number of people want to do more to support their local economy and with the traditional town market disappearing in many parts of the country, buying fresh fruit and vegetables from their own market stall is a way of securing its future.
Previous research has suggested that consumers can save as much as 30% on buying fruit and vegetables from their local market compared to the supermarket. These savings can be even higher when local, seasonal produce is in plentiful supply. Some people have perfected the art of combining both market and supermarket shopping to take advantage of all the available discounts but it’s becoming increasingly clear that across the country many shoppers want to do more to help their local market prosper.
Basildon Market has a vibrant fruit and vegetable stall which has been used by generations of customers. If you’ve never bought fruit and vegetables on the market before, the following tips will help make life easier and ensure you’re ‘market savy’ on your first trip:
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