Many assume that farm prices for fruits and vegetables should be higher than Wal-Mart prices, but that’s not necessarily the case. By coming to the farm to buy food, customers cut all of the costs of packaging, shipping, and marketing from their food purchases–plus it’s much more enjoyable for the family than going to a grocery store. Note also that sales tax is also charged on processed foods, which adds up.
If you’d like to look at data that shows the average prices of fruits and vegetables to compare with the prices at Michael Family Farm, we recommend you use the data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It may be a few years old, but it gives buyers a good idea of what to expect when budgeting and shopping.
Bill Michael, Owner
Michael Family Farm