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aussie
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Veggies? Kale? Prices? Location? Hours?

I just watched the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I'm all in. My juicer is on the way but the price of veggies in the stores can make a grown man cry! A juice fast might cost more than my house payment and WAPA combined. ACK!

Recommendations?

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Bombi
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The market in Le Riene opens by 7 usually cleaned out by 10-11 but good fresh stuff I grow a bunch of herbs, peppers, tomato, cucumbers, radish, and eggplant. Going to try greens, carriers, Ginger and beans. I do containers with soils mix and use earth juice for nutrients. Fun. Ag fair soon come and you can get plants from the Ag Dept. Seija and Jackson both have farm stands to.
Eat well

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aussie
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Thanks, Bombi. Is the Le Riene market open every day?

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nohstx
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Creque Dam / Ridge 2 Reef farm in the rainforest has a CSA that you can sign up for and get a box of seasonal veggies and fruit each week (pick up in F'sted or C'sted).

Check it out on vi.locallygrown.net

They are also the only certified organic farm in the VI

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stxem
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ArtFarm out east has lots of produce--I follow them on facebook where they post opening times and what they are selling.

Ridge-to-Reef farm does a CSA (community-supported agriculture--pay upfront for 3 months, get a box of veggies--this week there is bok choy, argula, turnips, basil and a bunch of other stuff-- each week from whatever they harvested). You might want to email them and see if they have shares left. First pickup starts today.

Fresh kale and bokchoy, collard greens, arugula and some other vegetables are actually not that badly priced at Plaza West. They get more expensive at Foodtown and Plaza East. I've never been into the juicing thing down here because of the prices. And frankly, I don't think its truly necessary for maintaining a really healthy diet. Eat a mostly plant (with some lean meats-hormone and antibiotic free- and fish) diet, 100% whole grains for carbs (brown rice, quinoa, whole grain pasta etc), eliminate processed sugar, lots of fresh fruit, some good spices and herbs and you're good to go. A once in a while juice/raw cleanse can't hurt though!

I've actually found that it is easier to eat better down here even when going out because many of the restaurants use whole ingredients. Restaurant food in the states, especially at the chains, is mostly processed and filled with junk and sugar. I'd rather eat a good chunk of real, Irish butter and a good ful-fat brie cheese on a home-made bagette than a supposed "healthy" Subway sandwich (hint--meat is not supposed to have 20+ ingredients in it).

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