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Would you, or do you pay more for quality fruit and vegetables?

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I sure do. I do not skimp on food.
I like fruit and I like the best, so will go out of my way and go to places like this to buy the best fruit and vegetables.

One of my pet hates is those cheap fruit places where the price is half but the food wilts almost as you get out of the shop - the taste is also not the same, and at the expensive places in Perth, you can generally taste each type of thing before you buy e.g. mandarins, and pick the one you like best.

I believe it is also fresher at these types of places - I often see them collecting food from a bin and putting new ones in.

There are several around Perth, and they also sell gourmet food.
by Finy
Definitely. Cheap food usually tastes awful. Himself came home with four punnets of strawberries, CHEAP, he said, pleased as Punch he was . . . they tasted like the smell of mouldy horse bedding.
by Rice
mouldy horse bedding!! that's a new one Rice...
I do actually believe you get what you pay for most of the time -exception is as Lluxi says when you go to a farm.
by Finy
Poor you...... The strawberries here are the best I have tasted in years, and SOOOOOO cheap as well. I can eat a punnet of them instead of an apple any day!!! I also managed to get a bag of 16 gorgeous passion fruits for only $4.00 from our local Fruit market!! Buying locally grown,and/or from small businesses is always my favourite thing to do when possible, though I did buy some cherries from USA a few weeks back,as ours were not in season! This is a real exception to my rule though. I must admit that they were such exceptional quality and I did truly enjoy this small treat which is not a must-have ever!! It was a real 'impulse' buy,after I had been quite unwell,and simply saw them at a decent price!
by Jules
No. I never pay top dollar for anything. Being part of a family, we can't afford to, as it would mean missing out on other things. We never skimp on quality either. None of our fruit and veg goes off the day after we buy it or anything. It is possible to buy good quality at a low price. Where we live, there are a lot of farm gates, where you can buy things direct from the farmer and ask about it. Sometimes it is cheaper than the big supermarkets and sometimes not. I won't pay any more than I have to for anything. I think that is just silly. Top price does not necessarily mean best quality. It usually means 'rip off' to me. I consider myself a very canny shopper who can get good quality at the BEST price.
Oh bliss . . farm gates. You lucky thing :-)
by Rice
Like you,I know that there are many places where good quality is available at good prices!!! I shop around,and get the loveliest items at really decent prices, otherwise I tend to go without if I think they are just too dear for me!!! I only buy my Fruit and Veg at the supermarket if it suits ME at the time!!!!! I love to support the local growers whenever I am able to,and their quality/prices are so much better in most instances!It's also nice to have a little chat to the farmers rather than being in a rush to get my food!!!
by Jules
I'm middle of the road, I look around and buy well and just pay a tad more.

Not a lot more, here in Sydney there are too many expensive place's to get lost in.
I'm sorry, jonaj, I just don't like the attitude your zucchini is giving me. Slap him please. LOL
by Rice
lol...lol...lol...lol...lol.....Rice! your sooo funny, I could not stop laughing...
by jonaj
Three days on and that bad boy is still giving me face . . . .*sigh*
by Rice
Rice.. your such a joy :) you make me laugh, and laugh.....your a real sweetie.
by jonaj
Ah, jonaj, I'm that zucchini on the inside . . . muwahahahaha
by Rice
nooooooooooooooo! Rice, I don't believe it!......lol...lol.
by jonaj
I like your photo, Jonaj. How do you ALWAYS find the right photo for your answers?
by Miro
oh! miro I just love pictures.....lol...I have on occasion spent up to 30 mins to find the right one, for a question?...I know I should 'get a life' lol :)
by jonaj
No. I don't pay top dollar for many things either. I usually shop around to get good quality fruits and veggies for more reasonable prices.
I just buy from Woolies'. I've not had a problem with their fruit, or veggies' at all, over many years' f doing so!

If there's an item they don't have in stock, I'll go to the fruitier opposite them!
I eat a great deal of fruit and vegies so they never have a chance to go off!!!! Hence I do not always have to pay a higher price for what I buy!! The little shop just around the corner has run Farmer's Markets every weekend since before I came up here 30+ years ago, and in the other direction,there is another fabulous Farmer's outlet which always has the loveliest produce at super prices! If I am in the supermarket and the fruit and vegies are good as well as at a decent price,I will sometimes buy while I am there. I like to eat the best fresh produce I can get, and if I can get it at a great price,then this is a huge bonus! When some items are too expensive,I will simply go without! The best thing though,is when certain items are on special for a bulk buy, I will go 'halves' with my neighbour ,and this way we both benefit without ,having so much food it gets wasted!!! Both living alone,this works out to be a lovely old-fashioned way of doing things!! I certainly will NOT buy fruit and vegies which are really cheap,just for the price! They still must be excellent quality,and here I have been able to fill BOTH of these important requirements!! I love to buy from roadside stalls whenever possible too,as the goods are so fresh and cheap!!
I eat a great deal of fruit and vegies so they never have a chance to go off!!!! Hence I do not always have to pay a higher price for what I buy!! The little shop just around the corner has run Farmer's Markets every weekend since before I came up here 30+ years ago, and in the other direction,there is another fabulous Farmer's outlet which always has the loveliest produce at super prices! If I am in the supermarket and the fruit and vegies are good as well as at a decent price,I will sometimes buy while I am there. I like to eat the best fresh produce I can get, and if I can get it at a great price,then this is a huge bonus! When some items are too expensive,I will simply go without! The best thing though,is when certain items are on special for a bulk buy, I will go 'halves' with my neighbour ,and this way we both benefit without ,having so much food it gets wasted!!! Both living alone,this works out to be a lovely old-fashioned way of doing things!! I certainly will NOT buy fruit and vegies which are really cheap,just for the price! They still must be excellent quality,and here I have been able to fill BOTH of these important requirements!! I love to buy from roadside stalls whenever possible too,as the goods are so fresh and cheap!!
I like to cut up my own fruit and vegetables. I usually get what is in season but the tastiest fruit and vegetables Ive tasted in Australia were in Queensland, They were so nice and fresh and the pumpkin was out of this world tasty. Ive since learned than our produce comes from Queensland but have no idea how old it is. I love Tomatos straight off the vine with a bit of salt.
I tend to buy supermarket produce and have never had a problem. When in farming areas both here and overseas have bought at farms and found their produce excellent.

I think health food stores and specialised fruiterers can play on the naivete of some people regarding prices as these can be quite outrageous.

Conversely I recently bought a punnet of raspberries at a cut-price fruitshop. When I got them home and rinsed them they just disintegrated.

I guess it is a case of trial and error as to where you buy your fruit and vegetables.
Yes, norma, I find this with a lot of raspberries too . . . . so sad when all you want is a little taste of home :(( Same with chestnuts - they are mostly bad. I mean, how can you go past a really well roasted sweet chestnut? *bliss*
by Rice
Yes Rice - memories. I remember my mum had a big strawberry and raspberry patch at home in Scotland. I can still remember the telltale red rims round our mouths when we kids had been out "stealing" the fruit. When mum asked us if we'd been at the fruit we all denied it of course, even though the evidence was plain to see!
by norma
Redcurrants. They gave me some in Canada and I burst into tears. We had them growing in England and I get really sentimental over them. What a twit I am. LOL
by Rice
Rice - Although I love living in Australia and wouldn't go back and live in Scotland, it is still "home" in my heart, and that will never change. Australians sometimes don't really understand that. I can't count the number of times in the early days when we first migrated here I was told to "go home then" every time I mentioned there might be something I was missing from the UK.
by norma
So true, norma, we carry it in our hearts as a wonderful memory, not as a complaint. I would never leave Australia either. When I went back for 6 weeks after 40 years, I cried for four days - I was SO happy. Then I cried in the plane as I saw the white cliffs of Dover receding and I think it was worse than in 1964.
by Rice
So true - if you're not an ex-pat you don't really understand.
by norma
I buy quality fruit but I don't pay more because I select the fruit in season which is the lowest per kilo.
Yes. Food becomes part of our body and it is important to eat good quality.
The best quality is not always the most expensive.
I'm prepared to pay more for certified organic produce....otherwise no.
Yes.I pay more for quality fruit.
I pay more for quality, i feel like the better the produce the better it tastes
I pay more for my vegetables, as I don't seem to buy much fruit. I buy all my fruit & veg from Aldi.
by Miro
the fruit and vegetables go off very quickly, I would buy where they have not been kept in a cooler for a long time , thats if I could find such a place, I think that being brought to room temp. after being in a coolroom or similiar is the reason that they go off, also their age.

I wont buy poor quality just because they're cheap. If I eat it I want maximum vitamins. If it costs a bit more I am in the fortunate position of being able to be selective.if good quality is cheap, I will buy extra to give to my chooks.
yes ,
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